Five persons killed in Bayelsa cult clash

Tebogo Letsie / Associated Press

A young boy identified simply as Amos and four other people were killed during a shooting between two rival cult groups in the community of Lobia ll in the Ijaw local government area of ​​southern Bayelsa state.

According to an eyewitness account, the two cult groups allegedly from the Ukubie and Azuzuama communities clashed on Sunday during a memorial ceremony for a late Genesis Chief in Lobia II over a conflict yet to be determined.

Some community sources told journalists that a child, identified as the son of a Mr. Amos from the Lobia I community, three people from Ukubie and one person from the Azuzuama communities lost their lives during the shooting on the night of Sunday 27 December 2020..

Journalists report that after the EndSARS protest in the country last July, cultists have had a field day in various communities in Bayelsa state, especially in the Tombia / Etekwe axis of Yenagoa and other communities, where they rob residents at will.

When contacted, police spokesman in Bayelsa state, SP Asinim Butswat, could not confirm the incident, saying that he had “been trying to contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area to get details of the incident. incident.

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