Two persons were on Wednesday afternoon shot dead in a raging cult conflict between two rival cult groups in Rivers State.

The supremacy fight, which has been a recurring issue, said to be between the Icelanders and Deygbam have led to loss of lives as members from both side hunt and gun down one another.

The Wednesday afternoon killings occurred  at Omodu clan in Ubima, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.

It happened barely a month after the village administered traditional oath against cultists, kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminal elements.

Village sources revealed that there was shooting throughout the period the armed men stormed the community.

As at press time, tension was still high in the area, as many natives had deserted the village.

An eye witness, Chux Ekweme who spoke with Bounce News noted that reprisal attacks had become the vogue in the community in recent times.

He described the situation as terrible and urged all to join hands to ensure that the crisis is resolved.

It would be recalled that Ubima vigilance chairman  was killed two months months before the administering of the traditional oath.

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