- Two rival gangs clashed early Friday morning, June 3 in Rivers state
- The incident between the Icelanders and Greenlanders left about 12 people dead
- The governor of the Tai local government council totally condemned the killing
Two rival gangs clashed in Sime, a community in the Tai district of Rivers state, early Friday morning, June 3.
Legit.ng gathered that a community leader said the early morning violence left at least 12 people dead.
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The fight between the Icelanders and Greenlanders took place in Sime is a 25-minute drive from Port Harcourt.
Bob Uelor Nkue, governor of the Tai local government council, said: “I totally condemn the killing of 14 persons so far killed as a result of the incident. Earlier in the week, two persons were also killed.”
A police spokesman for Rivers state identified as Omoni Nnamdi, while confirming the clash decline to give further details.
Jacobson Nbina, a politician with the People’s Democratic Party, said: “As I speak to you over 20 PDP youths of my community, Sime, have been brutally murdered and several others taken away alive as unknown gunmen invaded my community.”
In a previous report by Legit.ng Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the factional chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, wins at the Supreme Court.
Wike reportedly said this while speaking on an early morning programme on Channels Television on Thursday, May 26.
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Wike said it was against his belief to work with the faction of the party chaired by Sheriff.
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