An eyewitness said one of the deceased was killed at Umubelle village in Awka, while the other two were shut down opposite headquarters of a
popular Pentecostal church at Unizik temporary site, Okpuno, both in Awka South local government area.It was gathered that the attackers suspected to be cultists drove-in with tricycles.
The Anambra State Police Command spokesman DSP Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident.
He said it was carried out by a suspected rival cult group.
“It is an incident that involved a suspected attack by a rival cult group. The victims were rushed to the hospital and confirmed dead by a medical doctor on arrival.
“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing to unravel the perpetrators of this barbaric act,” he said.
Awka, the state capital have recently become notorious for cultism activities which have claimed lives of many youths in the area.