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.