The PUNCH reports that there was panic in the Emekuku area of Owerri, Imo State on Sunday morning after residents woke up to see the body of a young man killed by suspected cultists dumped on the roadside.
It was gathered that the residents had slept with fear the previous night as cultists battled themselves.
According to a resident of the area, Chinaza Ilechukwu, the killing of the yet-to-be-identified young caused uneasy calm in the area.
Ilechukwu, a journalist, said, “The young man lying lifeless was slaughtered last night at Akalovo Emekuku Owerri in what looked like a cult war.
“The police division at Toronto Uratta has been reportedly contacted but they are yet to respond. There is panic in the community.
“Some leaders in the community claimed that there had made several efforts to get the attention of the police to the menace of cultism in Akalovo Emekuku but to no avail. They also claimed that police were contacted shortly after the incident but till this moment there was no response.”
In response, the spokesperson for the police command said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area will be alerted to swing into action.