Couple, 2 brothers killed in rival cult clash in Rivers

Couple, 2 brothers killed in rival cult clash in Rivers

Saturday, February 13, 2016 4:49 pm

Rivers Police command has confirmed the death of six persons following a clash between two rival cult groups in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area, on Friday night.

A resident of Omoku town said that among those killed were husband and wife and  two brothers of same parents.

DSP Ahmad Muhammad, Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday that anti-riot police units had been deployed to the area.

He also said the situation had been brought under control following police intervention.

“The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town.

“ As it is now, the situation has been brought under control, with more anti-riot policemen drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town.

“ As for casualties, six deaths of the suspected cultists were recorded,” he said.

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