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Bloody cult groups’ clash leaves 14 dead in Ogoniland



Bloody cult groups' clash leaves 14 dead in Ogoniland

No fewer than 14 persons were on Friday shot dead and several others wounded in Sime, Tai Local Government Area of Ogoniland, Rivers State.

The unfortunate incident followed a bloody clash between cult groups in the area in the early hours of Friday.

The Caretaker Committee chairman of Tai Local Government Mr. Bob Uelor Nkue, confirmed the incident to newsmen, condemning the massacre.

He however said that the security agencies are on top of the situation.

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He said, “I totally condemn this attack that led to the death of 14 persons, because the governor has given a second chance to cultists and criminals in Ogoniland to embrace the amnesty programme.

“Few days ago, two persons were also killed by cult gangs. I am using this opportunity to call on the people of Sime not to panic as the police and other security agencies are on top of the situation.”

The state’s police command are yet to confirm the incident.

Meanwhile, the event is happening just few weeks after the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, extended a second round of amnesty programme to the local government areas asking members of various cult groups in the area to renounce their membership and surrender their


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  1. Anita Kingsley

    June 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The security in Rivers state is extremely week, the rate at which cultists are taking over the state is alerming. I’m not even sure Wike is capable of handling the satellite anymore.

  2. Animashaun Ayodeji

    June 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    instead of Wike working and protecting his people, he’s always busy making noise. Some of our leaders don’t deserve the position they are today.

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