Slain cops: Anambra community bans IPOB, masquerade

The Oraifite Community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State has banned the activities of members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in the area and six masquerade groups.

This is coming on the heels of the fracas that claimed the lives of two police officers on Monday.

It was gathered that the feud was allegedly caused by rival masquerade cults in the area before some people suspected to be members of IPOB infiltrated them which led to the death of an Assistant Commissioner of Police and Assistant Superintendent of Police were killed in the violence.

The Oraifite Improvement Union in a statement on Wednesday, signed by the President General, Offor Uche, and the traditional ruler of the Oraifite, Igwe Daniel Udeoji, in Awka, the Anambra State capital described the action as lawless and avoidable.

As a consequence, it banned six masquerade groups whose activities allegedly caused the problem in the community.

The masquerade groups are Otu-Eke, Otu-Afor, Otu-wo, Otu-Orie, Otu-Ube, and Otu Ayaka and all other forms of night masqueraders.



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