It was gathered that the fracas started brewing during the state’s annual cultural festival, known as ‘Imo Awka’ 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 alleged to be cult members liter different quarters in Awka eliciting tears from families of victims.
Four were killed around Eke Awka , three killed around Nkwelle Awka, while one was killed around Regina Caeli Hospital Awka.
The police in the state confirmed the incident, saying that those involved in the killing would be brought to book.
In other reports, there was tension in Akwa, Anambra state capital after a young man identified as Dosky was gunned down by some unidentified cultists earlier today.
It was gathered that the attackers said to be three in number – stormed the deceased’s residence and shot him at point blank range after trailing him from a barbing saloon where he went to have his hair cut.