December 5, 2022

Authorities in Ahoada Area of Rivers State has lamented the deaths of at least five persons brutally buttered in a clash between two cult groups in its axis

In a report on Sunday by the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command Grace Iringe-Koko, she disclosed that the clash appears to be a fight for supremacy by the groups known as Icelanders and Greenlanders.

She said the incident happened at 7:30 am while identifying two of the deceased as 36-year-old Chukwujeku Kingsley and a 23-year-old Chibuike ThankGod.

The other three are yet to be identified, the statement added. The police said tactical patrol teams have been mobilised to the area to restore normalcy while an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

IsL source, Channels Television, also gathered that the rival cult groups clashed near an Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camp in Ahoada Town, headquarters of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Ahoada is one of the four LGAs hit by the current flooding in the state.

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