A resident of Omoku town, who did not want his name mentioned revealed that among those killed were husband and wife, two brothers of same parents.
DSP Ahmad Muhammad, Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday that anti-riot police units had been deployed to the area.
He also said the situation had been brought under control following police intervention.
``The incident is reasonably believed to be a battle of supremacy between rival cult groups in the town.
`` As it is now, the situation has been brought under control, with more anti-riot policemen drafted to reinforce the existing security in the town.
`` As for casualties, six deaths of the suspected cultists were recorded,” he said.
A resident of Omoku town, who did not want his name mentioned, told NAN that among those killed were husband and wife, two brothers of same parents.