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Police gun down 2baba’s chief priest, foot soldier in Rivers

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Nelson Chidibere

The Rivers State Command said it Operatives attached to the Ahoada Police station gunned down two suspected cultists in Odiemerenyi community in Ahoada East Council of the state.

According to a statement signed by the Commands spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, the operatives received a distress call at about 01:00hours on Sunday morning, that some suspected cultists loyal to wanted David Gift aka 2Baba invaded Odiemerenyi Community in search of suspected Police informants.

Iringe-Koko noted that the Police Division on receipt of the information swung into action and mobilized with other tactical units to the scene.

She explained that on getting to the community, the hoodlums who, unfortunately, had killed five indigenes before the arrival of the Police, opened fire on sighting the officers.

“The hoodlums were, however, overpowered by the superior firepower of the Police as two of the suspected cultists were fatally wounded,” she said.

She, however, noted that the Commissioner of Police, Disu Olatunji,  had ordered the Ahoada Police Division and other tactical units to redouble efforts to ensure David Gift and other fleeing suspects are arrested.

She added that the CP called on residents of the community and other communities in Ahoada East to go about their legitimate business as adequate security is in place to counter any security challenges that may be instigated by criminal elements, just as he equally condoled with the families of natives who lost their lives in the attack.

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