Rivers: Factions of Cult Group Engage in Shootout Over Territorial Control as Police Says No Casualty Recorded


There was pandemonium at Elechi beach axis of Mile 1 Diobu, Port Harcourt today as two suspected factions D12 and BS houses of Deygbam cult groups engaged themselves in a shootout over territorial control due to illegal bunkering activities in the area.

We learnt the clash between D12 and BS houses of Deygbam cult groups which is the third within six months started last week Saturday with two persons said to be feared dead.

Our correspondent, Doris Tams Morrison who was at the area reports that some Police patrol vans were seen moving into the affected place even as gunshots rend the air periodically between the hours of 12pm to 3pm today.

Some business owners hurriedly locked their shops and fled the area for fear of the unknown as gunshots were heard periodically.

In a telephone interview with our reporter, the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed the clash between the factions of Deygbam cult groups.

SP Koko said it was a supremacy battle between suspected D12 and BS Deygbam cult groups.

The Police image maker disclosed that there was no death recorded adding that normalcy has returned to the area as two Police patrol van of Divisional Police headquarters Mile 1 Diobu have been deployed to the area on the orders of Commissioner of Police, CP Effiong Okon.

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