Police nab three Imo undergraduates over cult clash

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The Imo State Police Command has arrested three undergraduates of the Imo State University , Owerri , for allegedly taking part in a cult clash on Sunday .

Some members of the Aiye and Bagger confraternities had clashed on Sunday at Delight Hostel in front of university ’ s main gate .

The clash, which led to a gunfight for two hours and reportedly claimed lives , was quelled by a team of operatives from the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command and men of the Orji Police Division .

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But the command Public Relations Officer , SP Andrew Enwerem , in a statement on Monday said three undergraduate cult members had been arrested by the command in connection with the clash .

The police spokesperson gave the names of the suspects as Nelson Ogbu , a year two student of Mass Communication; Samuel Ezike , of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Chinonso Okechukwu , of the Department of Political Science .

He said nobody died during the shootout, noting that one person who sustained injury was receiving treatment.

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“ The command has initiated a strategic process to restore permanent peace to the campus and arrest the fleeing suspects , ” he added .

Meanwhile, a group under the auspices of the Imo Peace Movement , has urged the new Commissioner of Police , Dasuki Galadanchi, to follow the footsteps of his predecessor , Chris Ezike , in combating cultism.

The group ’s spokesperson , Linda Collins , said it was disheartening that less than three days after the former CP was transferred out of the state, cult members had resumed attacks on campuses.

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