One dead, several injured in Bayelsa’s cult clash

A clash between two rival cult groups in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has left one person dead and several others with machetes cuts, while others sustained bullet wounds.

It was learnt that during the clash, which occurred on Monday, some suspected cult members, who filed out in their large numbers from Yenagoa, headed for Obele, a suburb in the state capital, where the bloody clash ensued.

The hoodlums, armed with dangerous weapons, shut down business activities at Amarata and its environs, shooting indiscriminately and terrorising residents.

It was also learnt that although the cult members did not harm non-cultists, they created panic in the area, which forced residents to scamper for safety amid confusion and chaos, adding that after creating pandemonium, they left to Obele.