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Five killed in Bayelsa cult clashes

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A renewed clash between members of rival cult groups have left no fewer than five cultists dead in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.

Two young men were reportedly beheaded by suspected cultists in the metropolis following a battle for supremacy between the Greenlanders and Debam, also known as Bobos.

The three others were also killed in Obele, Saint Peters Church and Swali area of the state capital.

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It was gathered that the clash started with the killing of a senior ranking officer of the Bobos by the rival group on Sunday.

He was said to have been slaughtered and his neck severed after his assailants had inflicted several machete cuts on him.

A member of the rival group was cut with machete to death in front of his church on Swali Road, while others were killed in the Obele area during a clash between the groups.

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The killings caused pandemonium among residents of the area as most of them were seen moving out of the troubled zone, while the suspected cultists were moving about with weapons.

A source confirmed that the killing of a leader of the Greenlanders was responsible for the renewed cult war.

According to The PUNCH, the killings started on Obele Street and Saint Peters Road and later led to the murder of two men in the Akaba community.

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