A clash between two rival cult groups in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has left one person dead, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Alex Aihegbe, who confirmed the death to NAN, said that investigations were on to unravel the circumstances that led to the clash.
“It is true; we are on top of the situation; our men are on ground to bring the culprit, who is on the run, to book.
“People in Bayelsa should go about their lawful duties without fear of molestation,” he said.
NAN gathered that the clash started at Akaba in the state capital between two youths believed to be members of rival cult groups.
NAN learnt that the clash was triggered off by an argument that led to one of them invading his rival’s residence with a machete.
An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that the assailant, armed with a machete, inflicted injuries on his rival, leaving him dead in a pool of his own blood.
“The body of the deceased was discovered by his neighbours, who then contacted the police.
“The police took the corpse to an undisclosed morgue in Yenagoa for investigation,’’ he told NAN