BREAKING: 2Baba Shot Dead In Rivers State

Police officers are seen conducting checks on vehicles at the Federal High court in Abuja, Nigeria October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Notorious cult leader and the prime suspect in the brutal murder of the late Divisional Police Officer, SP Bako Angbashim, in the Rivers state, Gift Okpara, popularly referred to as 2Baba, has been reportedly killed in a police-led major security raid.

The police and other security agencies were said to have conducted land and aerial raids at the identical hideout of the Iceland cult leader and his gang at Idu-Ekpeye in Ahoada East local government area of Rivers on Saturday, February 17.

According to reports, the Iceland cult leader was reportedly feared dead after the operation.

Recall that in September 2023, the late DPO was ambushed and captured by the cult group led by 2Baba in the Odiemudie community, Ahoada East LGA.

2Baba and his gang then took the DPO to the forest, where they killed him and dismembered his body. The cultists then filmed him, The Punch reported.

Police Source confirms 2Baba feared dead

A senior police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity disclosed that 2Baba was hit during the operation many times.

The source 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, Obi, said he saw no less than 15 vehicles and an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) during the operation.

There was no official confirmation yet about the death of 2Baba during the operation. Still, the communities in Ahoada were said to have been celebrating following the report that the cult leader was feared killed.

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