Two traders in the Bayelsa state capital have been killed in Bayelsa State following a clash involving suspected rival cults.

NEWSNAIJA learned that the incident happened around the popular Swali Market in Yenagoa, in the state capital, on Monday.

It was also gathered that two other victims, who sustained gunshot wounds, were said to be receiving treatment in hospital.

NEWSNAIJA learned that the deceased and the two surviving victims were traders in the market and they were hit by stray bullets fired by the cultists.

The fight threw the market into chaos as traders, customers and passers-by ran in different directions, while some shops were looted and cash was stolen.

Mr. Asinim Butswat, the spokesperson for the state police command, confirmed the incident.

The PPRO said the command had yet to ascertain the names of the rival cults, stated, “It was a rival cult clash. Two persons died, while Emmanuel Akpaye and Chinedu Offor are responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre.”