Two persons have been confirmed dead and they died during a clash between two rival cult groups, Greenlander and Bobos.
The incident reportedly occurred in Swali ultra-modern market in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
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Per what we gathered, an Igbo businessman was killed when members of the Bobos cult group attacked a hideout of their rival Greenlander.
The other victim who is a Hausa trader was also murdered the same day when the Greenlander cult group went on a reprisal attack in the market.
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An eyewitness who spoke to the Tribune said;
“The Bobos attacked a hideout of Greenlanders in the market. After their clash, they attempted to rob the Igbo man who was hawking beverages.
When they tried to collect all the money he had made that day, and when he resisted their attempt, they attacked him with machetes, killing him on the spot. After everyone calmed down, the Greenlander group came back in the evening to attack some members of Bobos hanging around the market when they accidentally killed the Hausa man selling onion.”
The incident was also confirmed by the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat.
In his submission, he said;
“It was a rival cult clash, two persons died,(names withheld) while, one Emmanuel Akpaye and Chinedu Offor are responding to treatment at FMC. An investigation is ongoing.”