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ANAMBRA: Tension As Cultists, Armed Robbers Returns, Attack POS Operators

by AnaedoOnline

After about a month of calm, cultists and armed robbers seem to have begun operations in Anambra State again.

Awka the state capital and many other towns in the state have for a long time fallen to activities of members of secret cults and armed Robbers until last month when communities took a tough stand to stamp them out.

No fewer than 50 youths were killed in cult-related clashes in Awka and environ between January and May.

In Onitsha, the return of jungle justice, which saw the burning alive of five suspected armed bobbers in one day helped to stop criminal activities, while in Awka the community employed the services of ‘Bakassi Boys’, who killed about six cultists and armed robbers the same day they began operation also stopped criminal activities.

But on Wednesday, the operations of cultists returned with the killing of three youths by a suspected rival group in Awka, while armed robbers operating in a tricycle on Thursday morning sacked traders in Regina Caeli road, targeting Point of Sale (POS) operators.


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An eyewitness who vends food by the roadside, Mrs Uche told DAILY POST that the robbers who were armed with pistols and three in number attacked them, dispossessing her neighbour who operates POS of her money.

“This early morning, they just attacked us and before we knew it, they had dispossessed my neighbour of her money, before escaping in their tricycle.

“It is not the first time, on Monday too they attacked a POS shop at UNIZIK Junction and also made away with cash,” Uche said.

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When newsmen reached out to the state police command’s public relations officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga for reaction, his phone line was said not to be reachable at the moment.

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