The clash between two rival cult groups for supremacy has claimed the lives of some persons, while others are feared dead at a local joint along custom road Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
Information gathered from residents of the area states that a 50- year-old landlord, popularly known as ‘Honorable’ an In-law to the former Deputy Governor of the State, Peremobowei Ebibi, was among those killed during the clash. Madam Odey, a restaurateur in the area, had her jaw torn apart by a stray bullet from the cultists while two others had fatal gunshot wounds.
According to an eye witness report gunmen had arrived custom road in a commercial tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP about 8 pm opening fire on their target. The incident was connected with the ongoing rivalry between some members of the Icelanders and the Bobos confraternity.
The spokesman of the Nigeria police in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident and gave an assurance that efforts are being taken to apprehend the culprits.