Taboo in the land, as suspected cultists invade funeral in Anambra, killing over 20, desecrate corpse on Saturday when they invaded a burial ceremony in Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, killing about 20 persons.
The burial of a suspected leader of a cult member, named Ozo was on going m story reaching us, said while the corpse of Ozo was lying in state in his compound, some suspected cultists arrived the scene and sacked mourners, shooting at them.
A source, who disclosed this said: “My sister was supposed to be at the burial, but was disappointed by the vehicle .
“She and her friends were so unhappy why trying to find another vehicle to ebenebe, they received a phone call that everybody at the burial had been dispersed by some gunmen.
with members of the community wailing, while corpses littered the compound.
Anambra Police command has confirmed the incident, saying that it was a case of cult rivalry.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who spoke to journalist, said: “Yes, this morning (Saturday), there was an incident at Ebenebe.
A burial was going on, when some people suspected to be cultists invaded the area and started shooting.
“I do not have details of casualties now, but I will keep you informed once the picture becomes clear.
“For now, the Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng has dispatch tactical squads comprising of various units to the area to maintain calm,” he said.