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3 killed as rival groups clash in Bayelsa

Three persons have been killed in supremacy battle between two rival groups in Opu-Nembe in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The Informant247 gathered that an aide to the Youth President of Opu-Nembe, his unnamed girlfriend and another person were reportedly shot dead by armed youths who invaded the community.

The source, who did not want to be mentioned, claimed that some youths invaded the community and started shooting indiscriminately leading to the death of the three persons, adding that the gun-wielding youths also invaded the home of the Deputy Youth President of Opu-Nembe.

The source said “The deceased youth was in the company of his girlfriend when they were shot dead. The third person was also shot dead. The home of the Opu-Nembe Youth President, Ayerite Moses, was also attacked and vandalised.”

Meanwhile, Bayelsa Police spokesman Asinim Butswat confirmed the clash but did not specify the casualty figures.

“There was a clash between rival groups at Nembe-Bassambiri on February 15, 2023 at about 2200 hours. The casualty figures cannot be ascertained at the moment,” Butswat indicated.

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