Two killed as masquerade, team attack festival

At least two persons have been killed after violence erupted during a masquerade festival in the Umutogume village, in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.

According to eyewitnesses, a masquerade and her team attacked the festival to avenge the death of another masquerader that died on Saturday while performing during the masquerade festival.

A source said when the new masquerader attacked the festival, which was still ongoing on Monday, two persons were shot dead, while others were injured.

It was gathered that the attacking masquerade and his team used AK-47 rifles and other weapons during the reprisal.

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