By Sampson Boroh
At least three youths have been reportedly feared dead as Agudama and Akenfa communities clashed over a land dispute in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Several other persons were learnt to have sustained life threatening injuries during the bloody clash from the two communities.
The incident was said to have led to tension in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Trouble started when some youths from Agudama community on Friday allegedly ambushed a youth from Akenfa community and was strangled to death after being robbed of his belonging including money.
It was learnt that in a reprisal the Akenfa youths invaded and killed two youths from Agudama community.
However, Bayelsa governor, Senator Douye Diri, who intervened in the crisis was able to bring the crisis under control as at on Tuesday morning.
It was learnt security in the area had been beefed up to prevent further attacks from both community.
The crisis has necessitated the summoning of emergency meetings by the traditional rulers and elders of both warring communities.
Governor Diri has, however, assured of peaceful intervention and bringing to an end the communal land tussle.
When contacted, the Bayelsa Police Command’s spokesman, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the attack.
He, however, insisted that only one person was killed during the crisis and that normalcy had been restored in the area.