The accident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, along and around the famous Zeke Street.
But Anambra Police Public Relations Officer Ikenga Tochukwu said the incident was a clash between rival caste groups.
He said the leadership had deployed forces to ease tensions in the capital.
The sources, who spoke to The Nation on Saturday, said the clash came after a hike in the tax rate on tricycle operators by the Anambra State government.
The assembled Nation gunmen fired non-stop and unchallenged gunfire, killing six people.
However, another source said that they are cult groups engaged in a battle for supremacy.
A police spokesman confirmed the shooting and said that patrols had been intensified within the area and in the entire Oka district.
According to him: “After hearing the sounds of gunshots on Al-Zak Street in Aoka, police patrols were intensified
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