Two Killed In Bloody Gang War Clash

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Okrika, NIGERIA: Masked Ateke Tom militants hold their guns as they arrive at their camp, 13 April 2007, in Okrika, Rivers State. Ateke Tom is the leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante, an ethnic Ijaw militia in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Many militant groups in the delta say they are fighting for the control of government oil wells. Five people, including a senior police officer, were killed in clashes between rival cult gangs in southern Nigeria's oil-rich state of Rivers, the police said today. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

In Yenagoa, Bayelsa State,  Two suspected cult members have been killed, in a gang war clash On Monday.

The battle, occurred on Samphino Road, in Kpansia and Biogbolo, Yenizue-Gene, all in the Yenagoa Local Government Area, it led to mayhem in the area.

The reason for the fight is yet unknown, a source of the police said the incident was a show of force between the two powerhouse cults the Icelanders and the Greenlanders.
“No arrest has been made. But we have a lot of their members in detention. We believe there won’t be any problem unravelling the cause of the clash and making arrests. The detained suspects will aid investigation.” he said.

A Punch correspondent gathered that one of the deceased had been cut with a sharp object beyond recognition while the other was shot at close range.

DSP Asinim Butswat the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, said the clash occurred around 8pm.

“Around 8pm, rival cults clashed in Yenagoa, which led to the shooting of one Jeremiah Uche, aged 26. Another unidentified man with multiple machete cuts in various parts of the body, was recovered at Yenezue-Gene. The deceased should be about 20 years old.”

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