Two Killed As Renewed Cult Clash Sparks Tension In Bayelsa
There is rising tension in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital following the killing of two persons on tuesday night by rival cult groups engaged in supremacy battle.
NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that the two persons were shot dead in some parts at the Kpansia school field and was identified as Prince, who they claimed is a second-in-command to one of the notorious cult groups in the state.
It was also gathered that the killing at Kpansia has thrown the residents of Kpansia, Biogbolo and Yenezuegene communities have been living in fear.
NAIJA LIVE TV that the armed cultists operates in broad day light, wielding dangerous weapons and guns, patrolling the streets of Ebis, Greenvilla, and Samphino, dispossessing traders, pedestrians and forcefully extorting innocent People.
Multiple Eyewitnesses confirming the development, told NAIJA LIVE TV that “As i write, some business owners in the above aforementioned places have locked up their businesses for fear of attack. There has been reported cases of several cult clashes, a young boy was killed yesterday at Kpansia, others injured. The situation is becoming worse”.
“I wish to utilize this opportunity to appeal to His Excellency Governor Douye diri, to please arrest the situation, i propose the immediate re-organisation and constitution of the Bayelsa State Volunteer and vigilante network as a matter of urgency”.
“The Police force should also be strengthened and provided with the necessary equipments to allow them perform effectively. More importantly, a peace and conflict resolution team cutting across all party lines, should also be constituted. The truth is, our brothers have gone haywire, and if we don’t curtail them now, our streets may be filled with bloods, while our mothers mourn in tears. I also appeal to our brothers to give peace a chance, no investor will want to invest in a violent environment”