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Angbashim: Police gun down killer of Rivers DPO


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Police authorities in Rivers State, have officially confirmed the killing of Gift Okpara aka 2baba, the suspected ring leader believed to be the arrowhead behind the assassination of the late DPO of Ahoada Police Division, Mr Bako Angbashim.

Angbashim was ambushed and captured in Ahoada East local government area of the state, by the cult gang, who dismembered his body.

Angered by the killing, the governor of Rivers State, Similayi Fubara, placed a N100 million bounty on Okpara, and mandated the police to smoke him out to face justice.

Since then, the command has been on his trail, with constant land and air bombardments in the numerous hideouts of the Iceland cult leader, even as some of his commanders were killed previously.

In a statement issued by the image maker of Rivers State police command, Mrs Grace Iringe-Koko, on Monday said that intelligence reports revealed that the wanted cult leader was killed in a recent joint security raid in the Idu-Ekpeye community, Ahiada East local government area of the State.

According to Iringe-Koko, a human skull, assorted rifles, explosives, and various charms among others, were recovered during the last raid in his new hideout, which led tohis death.

The statement read, “On February 17, 2024, at around 12:00hrs, 2BABA and his gang attacked Okogbe town and Odiokwu community in Ahoda West LGA, destroying pipelines.

“At 04:00hrs, operatives raided 2BABA’s new camp. Despite a fierce gun battle, 2BABA and his gang members escaped.

“However, at around 14:00hrs, intelligence confirmed 2BABA’s death after he lost consciousness and resuscitation attempts failed.

“Efforts are in progress to retrieve the body of the infamous killer, while investigations into the Iceland cult’s activities in the region continue.

“The Rivers State Police Command remains resolute in its duty to protect the lives and property of the citizens and it will continue to employ all necessary resources and strategies to ensure a safe and secure environment for all.”

Also, the statement listed items recovered from the camp to include one AK47 rifle, one G3 rifle, one scorpion rifle, one double barrel locally made gun, and two locally-made pistols.

Others are one cut-to-size double barrel gun, one bullet proof vest, 13 pieces of dynamites, five rounds of .9mm live ammunition, 10 Army camouflage, 11 assorted charms, one human skull and one jack-knife.”

Meanwhile, this medium reliably gathered that there has been jubilation in the Ahoada following the elimination of the cult leader, who they said kept tormenting communities in the area and demanding various sums of money from households.

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