One dead as rival cult groups clash in Imo state

One person was reportedly killed,after two dreaded cult groups clashed in Oguta community, Imo state over rivalry issues.

The clashes were as a result of some undisclosed lingering issues which the cult members considered in negligence.

One dead as rival cult groups clash in Imo state lailasnews

Oguta has always been known for cult activities in recent past. The tragic event took place just as the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, paid a courtsey call to the Ezes in a neigbouring village.

The clash is alleged to be an extension of the ongoing cult crisis in Rivers state as residents in Oguta fled helterskelter seeking safety before officers of the Nigeria police got to the scene to calm the upsurge. It took the combined effort of the army and police to disperse the cult memebers.

According to an eye witness, a group of different cult youths abruptly emerged and shot sporadically at themselves, development which left the entire community in imperative turmoil.

Local security agencies have said that candid efforts to uncover the major causes of the upsurge, stating that arrest will be made to further the investigation.

The man which was recovered dead in the crisis have been identified to be members of the community.

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