14 persons have been killed while others got injured in the early hours of Friday following a clash between cult groups in Sime, Tai Local Government Area of Ogoniland, Rivers State.
Today’s incident happened just few weeks after Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state Governor, had granted amnesty to cult groups in the local government urging them to denounce their membership from cultism and surrender their arms.
Mr. Bob Uelor Nkue, Caretaker Committee Chairman of Tai Local Government, while confirming the tragic happening, condemned the massacre and disclosed that security operatives in the state are investigating the issue.
“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,” Nkue said.