A clash in Agbere community, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday claimed the lives of 12 people, including a policeman.
The clash was triggered by the chieftaincy tussle in the community, which has split the youths of the community into factions.
The community has been tensed since the administration of former Governor Timipre Sylva sacked Chief Aziza Ekide for alleged breach of the chieftaincy laws and replaced him with Chief Victor Alali as acting paramount ruler.
11 youths were killed during a clash involving youths of the community over who becomes the paramount ruler of the community, while the policeman was said to have been killed when some youths invaded and sacked the police station in the community.
The state government has deployed armed policemen and soldiers to the community.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the situation has been brought under control.