The Police in Rivers State has confirmed a bloody cult clash at the old Port Harcourt Township area of Port Harcourt City Local Government Area in Rivers State.
Three persons were feared killed during the clash by the rival cult groups around the Bende, Victoria and Bagham streets axis of that part of Port Harcourt.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.
According to him, the shooting was following a cult war between two cult groups in the area but added that the police had restored calm.
He said: “I can confirm that there was a cult clash yesterday at the town axis of Port Harcourt. Two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a senseless war of supremacy.
“On getting the distress call, we mobilised and we chased them and we were able to recover one of their pistol guns. The manhunt for the cultists still continues.
“So far, we have no case of reported casualty. The Commissioner of Police has declared war against the criminals”.