Aug. 30,2011-A clash between two rival criminal gangs in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa state has left two persons dead. The fracas happened in the early hours of Monday.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred at about 1:30am around the Onopa area, between groups identified as Highlanders and Greenlanders.
The cultists were said to have attacked one another with firearms and cutting weapons.
Bayelsa police spokesperson, Eguaveon Emopkae, confirmed the incident and that he was waiting for detailed reports from the police division in the area before taking action.
He, however said that the police were putting in their best to protect members of the society and that the culprits will be apprehended.
Clashes between criminal gangs, also known as cults in the Yenogoa area have left about 12 people dead since June. There are fears that all of this is related to the upcoming state gubernatorial elections.(Daily Times)