Two Killed in Bayelsa Cult Clash


Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa
Two persons have been killed in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after separate bloody cult clashes between the two rival groups around Samphino in Kpansia, in the state capital.

The one-month power outage in the state was said to have worsened the activities of the cult groups with one of the victims dying from machete cuts while the second was shot in the chest at close range.

Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident stated that the incident occurred on Monday night.

“At about 8p.m, rival cult groups clashed in Yenagoa and it led to the shooting of one Jeremiah Uche Christian aged 26 years. The body has been recovered and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

“Another unidentified body, with multiple and deadly machete blows to the head and various parts of the body, was recovered at Yenezuigene. The body was marcheted beyond recognition. His age is estimated to be around 20years,” Butswat said.