No fewer than three youths from Agudama and Akenfa communities in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have lost their lives in bloody clash over a land dispute in the state.
The incident, which has thrown the state capital into apprehension started last Friday and brought under control due to the intervention of the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, the State Scurity agencies including a visit by the State Commissioner of Police,
Trouble started when some youths from Agudama community on Friday ambushed a youth in their area, allegedly robbed him of his money, beat and strangled him to death.
Some claimed the deceased was a member of one of the dreaded cult groups in the state which led to a reprisal attack from the youths of the Akenfa community.
It was learnt that in a reprisal the Akenfa youths invaded and killed two youths from Agudama community.
Another source, Deputy Chief in the Area, who pleaded anonymity, said though the incident has been brought under control, there are presence of security on both side including the military personnel.
The crisis has necessitated the summoning of an emergency meeting with elders and traditional rulers from the warringAgudama and Akenfa communities over the land dispute.
Governor Diri assured them of peaceful intervention and bringing to an end the Communal land tussle.
It was gathered that it was resolved that those involved in the alleged murder of the youths will be brought to book and prosecuted.
In his position, the Spoksman of the State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, also confirmed the incident, said he was only aware of the death of one youth.
Butswat insisted that the situation has been brought under control.