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During a burial ceremony in Anambra State, twenty people were killed and others were severely injured.

On Saturday afternoon, the incident occurred in Ebenebe, Awka North LGA.

The attackers were thought to be members of a cult who broke into the burial arena to cause havoc.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at the burial of a suspected cult leader simply known as .

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The situation heightened tensions across the state, not just in the community.

While Ozo’s body was being laid to rest in his compound, gunmen arrived and sacked mourners, shooting at them.

My sister was supposed to be at the burial,” a source told The Nation. Her friends and she had planned to travel from Awka to Ebenebe, but the vehicle they had reserved failed to meet their expectations.

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“She and her companions were so dissatisfied that they decided to look for another vehicle that could transport them.”

” They received a phone call while driving to the burial that everyone at the burial had been dispersed by gunmen.

“She also obtained a video from the scene, which depicted a large number of people lying in a pool of their own blood.”

“While corpses littered the compound, the incident sent members of the community into wailing.”

The incident was confirmed by Ikenga Tochukwu, the Anambra Police Public Relations Officer.

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It was a case of cult rivalry among community members, he explained.


He said, “Yes, there was an incident at Ebenebe this morning (Saturday).” When some people believed to be stormed the area and began shooting, a burial was in progress.

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“At this time, I don’t have any information about casualties, but I’ll keep you updated as soon as I have more information.”

“For the time being, CP Echeng Echeng, the commissioner of police, has dispatched tactical squads made up of various units to the area in order to maintain calm.”

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