BREAKING: Jubilation as suspected killer of DPO 2Baba is feared dead in major joint operation 

BREAKING: Jubilation as suspected killer of DPO 2Baba is feared dead in major joint operation



A major security raid in Rivers state spearheaded by the police has reportedly led to the killing of the notorious cult leader, Gift Okpara, aka 2Baba, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a former Divisional Police Officer, SP Bako Angbashim.

The police and other security agencies were said to have coordinated a land and aerial raid simultaneously at the identified hideout of the Iceland cult leader and his gang in Idu-Ekpeye in Ahoada East local government area of the state on Saturday afternoon with 2Baba feared dead after the operation.

According to the Nation, Angbashim was ambushed and captured by 2Baba’s  gang in Odiemudie community, Ahoada East LGA of the State in September 2023.

The DPO was taken into the forest where he was killed and his body dismembered  and filmed by the cultists.

A senior police source, who spoke in confidence, disclosed that 2Baba was hit many times during the raid.

He said: “2Baba was hit severally with bullets alongside some of his loyalists.

“2Baba fell flat on the ground, but some of his boys quickly took him away. The police is still moving in to get his corpse.

Another source, who identified himself as Obi, said he saw almost 15 vehicles and an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) during the raid.

Though there was no official confirmation about the killing of 2Baba, the entire communities in Ahoada, were said to be thrown into jubilation following reports that the notorious cult leader was feared dead.

The indigens were particularly heaped praises on the state Commissioner of Police CP. Olatunji Disu, for his relentless efforts to stop terrorism in the area.

When contacted spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko promised to get a feedback on the development.

Details later

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