Owerri - A violent cult clash has left about nine people dead after suspected cult members attacked Assa community in the Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, reports Punch.
The victims were killed in a week-long attack which started last Monday.
The cultists, who belong to rival groups were said to be fighting over oil deposit in the area.
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But another account of the incident said it was caused by the imposition of traditional ruler on the community by the government.
One of the slain victims was identified as 32-year-old Vitalis Walata.
Walata’s relative, Kingsley Igwe, said the father of two was killed on Monday during a visit to the community.
The Government Liaison Officer of the council, Oluchi Odita, confirmed the attacks, but said he could not tell the number of victims.
- News 24