Hundreds of armed cultists have invaded the Commercial office of the telecom giant, MTN, along the DSP Alameiseigha way in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, killing a customer who is alleged to be a rival cult member.
The murdered customer, who is identified as Victor Abasii is a native of Ogu town in Yenagoa local government area of the state and aged 28 years.
According to sources, the incident occurred at about 3pm and the deceased was reportedly placed on wanted list by the members of the rival cult group known as Greanlanders over his alleged involvement in a bloody clash in Swali area of the state capital early in the year.
An eyewitness told journalists that the deceased had almost finished with his documentation on Sim Card validation at the MTN office when armed rivals invaded the office and chased after him.
“He was gentle and on dread hair style. Suddenly we noticed armed boys invaded the MTN office and we took to our heels. The deceased jumped out and scaled the fence. But the suspected cultists went after him and descended on him with various dangerous weapons. ”
It was later gathered that the deceased was a suspected member of the group known as Bobos.
Already, the killing of Victor Abasi has snowballed into a fire battle between the Greanlanders and Bobos in Amarata, Ekeki, Swali and other areas of the state capital.
A resident of Imgbi Road, who pleaded anonymity, claimed that armed Bobos invaded the area on Monday night in search of rival groups. “They said some cult group killed their Senior man and they are out to retaliate”
Emerald News reports that rival cult group located at Tombia axis and Amarata had in the last few days engaged in bloody clashes over revenue collection, rivalry and battle for supremacy.