Chukwuma Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has denounced the murder of Ike Okolo, the president general of the Obosi Community.
Unknown perpetrators shot and killed Okolo in his automobile on Monday in the Obosi neighbourhood.
On January 2, one guy was shot and killed in Awka, while at least two more people are alleged to have been killed in Ifite.
Four men were killed by suspected cultists in Nodu, Okpuno community on New Year’s Day when they were enjoying entertainment from their host in a compound.
There have been series of cult-related attacks in several communities in the state in recent time, but it seemed to have increased during the Yuletide.
In a press statement by the Press Secretary to the governor, Christian Aburime, on Tuesday, Soludo decried the incidents.
He said during the festive season, Anambra hds enjoyed the best Christmas ever in decades as it was traffic-free with a new system of traffic control put in place by the government during the festive season with Anambra Youth Volunteers and the State traffic management agency working 24 hours at all the critical points to control traffic.
The statement read, “The State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has condemned the cult-related war among rival groups and subsequent killings in Obosi and Okpuno in Idemili North and Awka South Local Government Areas respectively.
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“Soludo condemns these mindless killings in the strongest terms and has assured that the perpetrators will be apprehended and decisively dealt with, even if they have ran out of town. He stressed that they will be hunted down to face the full wrath of the law.
“Monday that used to be observed as sit-at-home, witnessed massive outdoor activities, as the state bubbled with activities all over.
“Soludo further reassured that the cult gangs that fought today will surely be tracked down and dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.”
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