Three persons were allegedly feared dead while about 20 others sustained varying degrees of injuries as rival political thugs engaged each others in Effurun area of Warri in Delta state.
Witnesses said the bloody violence erupted between political thugs loyal to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and those loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered that trouble started around Dumure area of Effurun on Wednesday when shots were heard fired in the area.
Situation became more tensive on Friday when violence broke out between the warring sides, leaving not less than three persons dead and some 20 more critically injured.
A resident said the fight had been largely between thugs loyal to PDP and APC. He added other miscreants had also taken advantage of the chaos in the area to carry out robberies and other criminal activities, further worsening the peace of the area and creating panic for residents and commuters.
Confirming the development, spokesman of the Delta state police command, Mr Andrew Aniamaka (DSP), said there had been unrest indeed, but could not confirm casualty figures as such had not been made available to him.