It was gathered that the fracas started brewing during the state annual cultural festival, Known as “IMO Akwa’ which was celebrated the penultimate week.
According to a source, the cult groups had threatened to attack themselves during the festival over undisclosed reasons.
The source said,” The reasons for the cult killing and counter-killings were not immediately ascertained but lifeless bodies of people unproven to be cult members were littered in different quarters in Awka eliciting tears from the families..
Four were killed at Eke Akwa, three around Nkwelle Akwa, one killed around Regina Caeli Hospital Akwa.
The police in the state confirmed the incident, saying that those involved in the killings would be brought to book soon..