Rivers State 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.
“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.