NIGERIA: Cults clash claims 6 lives

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Rivers Police command has confirmed the death of six persons following a clash between two rival cult groups in Omoku, headquarter of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area, on Friday night.

DSP Ahmad Muhammad, Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday that anti-riot police units had been deployed to the area.

He also said the situation had been brought under control following police intervention.

“The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town.

“ As it is now, the situation has been brought under control, with more anti-riot policemen drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town.

“ As for casualties, six deaths of the suspected cultists were recorded,” he said.

A resident of Omoku town, who did not want his name mentioned, told NAN that among those killed were husband and wife, two brothers of same parents.

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