Houses burned in rivers as gang members wage a war for supremacy
Police arrested a sectarian suspect after rival groups clashed at the Diobu’s Mile one in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.
Police also said that the clash, which sparked panic between traders and residents of the area, burned down two houses.
Sources said police arrested one of the alleged cultists who rushed into their precinct while being pursued by a rival gang.
As it became known, the escaped sectarian, who ran into the station and was detained by the police, received gunshot wounds.
But the occupants allegedly fled due to the strong presence of the armed police.
The invaders reportedly tracked down rivals to their homes and reportedly set fire to buildings, causing many, including merchants, to flee.
When contacted, Nnamdi Omoni State Police Command spokesman confirmed the incident, describing it as a battle for supremacy.
Omoni, the Superintendent of Police (SP), said command had launched an investigation to uncover the cause of the incident and arrest fleeing suspects.
He said: “Although the case is not about the police, we are investigating. One person has already been arrested and we are following his trail.
“At the end of the day we will collect them and they will have to face the weight of the law. It was a war between sects and a struggle for supremacy that led to a bloody massacre. They burned down the houses of their rivals. They burned about two houses. “
Source: – The Nation