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Rumble in the hintherlands:Ogoni cults clash

Posted by The Port Harcourt Telegraph on 2005/09/17 | Views: 2640 |

Rumble in the hintherlands:Ogoni cults clash


A violent clash in the small rural community of Gbe in the Gokana Local Government Area of Ogoni, Rivers State between two cult groups over the weekend has left nine members of both groups death, several other wounded and the community deserted in the wake of the major bloody gang confrontation.

* 9 persons die


A violent clash in the small rural community of Gbe in the Gokana Local Government Area of Ogoni, Rivers State between two cult groups over the weekend has left nine members of both groups death, several other wounded and the community deserted in the wake of the major bloody gang confrontation.
 
On last Saturday September 10, 2005 at a wake-keep in the tiny village of Gbe, members of the two fearful groups, Junior Vikings Confraternity (JVC) and Deebam collided at a funeral ceremony of a member of Gbe community who is said not to be a cultist. The event was disrupted and blood flowed like water from a river. The JVC is a wing of the supreme Vikings confraternity also (culled) The National Association of Adventurers of De Norsemen Club of Nigeria, while the Debam is also called The Klansmen Konfraternity (KK) or The Eternal Fraternal order of the legion Konsotium.


The midweek Telegraph gathered that what led to the weekend blood letting in the Ogoni community started around July this year when a member of the JVC was murdered in Bodo, a nearby village to Gbe, and his corpse deposited at a major road in the community.


Angered by that murder, tension was building up between the two armed groups which have their roots in the universities, polytechnics and colleges in Nigeria. The funeral event over the weekend, provide an opportunity and battled field for the groups to test their strengths.


A member of Gbe community and who was an eye-witness to the macabre dance, and who pleaded anonymity for year of reprisal attack told the paper in an interview that, the funeral event was moving steadily towards its climax when suddenly, there was disorderly movement of people mostly young ones, and suddenly wild shouts of "Pgp Debam Whips, Abuja and Cabal" and counter roars followed, "Odin, Arrow mate, nuggar, mutiny" and later sporadic gun shots amidst whimporing cries and stampede, and people instantly dropped dead.


Further investigations revealed that 9 persons who were killed in the clash hailed from different communities in Ogoni and are member of the two warring groups. Tow of those killed in the violent cult clash came from Mogho and one from Bodo, all in the Gokana local government area; while one of the deceased is a native of Kpite community in the Tai Local Government Area and the remaining fire, their identities are still unknownat press time. The paper could not confirm that any innocent person died, but several non members (innocent person) were wounded. Some of those killed their bodies are not yet seen, some were carted away while others dropped in a nearby river sources revealed.


The police in the area, the Divisional police force in Kpor, headquarters of the Gokana Local Government Area had moved into the area to restore peace. A senior police officer in the area command in Bori, headquarters of the Khana local government area and who don't want his name mentioned confirmed bloody incident, but said his men had made some useful arrests.


In a similar vein, Mr. Saturday Marcus a.k.a Scorpion, the chief security officer to Mr. Marvin Nathan Yorbana, the president of the newly formed Ogoni youth council (OYC) has been arrested by the police. The 28-year-old "Scorpion" who hails from Opoko village community in the Khana local government area was arrestd while in the company of Marvin and other officials of OYC in Bori.


Police sources told The Midweek Telegraph the OYC official is being detained at SIIB in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State for his alleged link with Soboma George, the head of the dreaded gang, The Outlaws and jail breaker. The detained scorpion is also interrogated by the police over the recent bloody clashes between Soboma's.


The Out Laws sometimes called the sharper shooters and Tom Ateke's Icelanders (Germans) or Niger Delta Vigilantee services (NDVS) in several parts of Port Harcourt which led to the death of several persons.


 

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.