1 dies, others injured as 2 rival cultists clash in Bayelsa | Dailytrust

1 dies, others injured as 2 rival cultists clash in Bayelsa

FILE PHOTO: Cultists

The Police in Bayelsa on Tuesday confirmed the death of a suspected cultist during a clash by two rival cult groups in Yenagoa.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the clash left many injured, as machetes, knives, axes and other dangerous weapons were freely used.

The spokesman for the police in Bayelsa, Asinim Butswat, said one person was killed during the clash in Obele area of the state capital.

Butswat said the corpse of the person had been recovered and deposited at a morgue.

“The clash took place in Down Yenagoa. It was a rival cult clash that claimed the life of one person.

“We cannot establish the cult groups that were involved until after arrests might have been made, as investigation is ongoing,” he said.

A resident of Obele told NAN that some suspected cult members assembled from within Yenagoa metropolis in large numbers and headed for Obele, where the bloody clash occurred. (NAN)