Notorious cult member David Gift, popularly known as “2Baba,” and his gang, accused of killing the District Police Officer of Ahoada Police Division, SP Bako Angbashim, are now allegedly responsible for the deaths of five individuals in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to Vanguard, the cultists had ambushed and attacked a police patrol team in the community before pouncing on the innocent residents who were in their rooms.
Recall that the state Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, had placed a N100 million bounty on the dare-devil cultist. But after the governor’s pronouncement, no success has been recorded in apprehending the group’s core leaders.
However, on Sunday, the killer cultists invaded the community around 1:00 am and randomly killed people.
A native of the community told Vanguard that the cultists who entered the community killed his brother first before advancing to kill others.
He explained that the five persons in total were killed in the same community, giving the names of some of the victims as Obobula, also called Bestman, Chibuogwu, Idaokwa, and Ekwushi.
The source claimed that the suspected cultists told the community after the killings that the only condition for them (cultists) to stop the killing was for the Nigeria Police to release their sponsors and sympathizers as well as some chiefs in custody.
It said: “The cultists are 2baba and his group. It was around past 1:00 am in the night. We were all in the room around that time when we heard footsteps moving all around. The dogs started barking.
“Before we knew it, my younger brother asked who they were. One of them responded that they were the ones that had come to kill everybody if they didn’t release the people in police custody, including the Chief and their sympathizers.
“That if they don’t do it, they are not going to stop killing. Before my brother started to begin them, they shot him. They pounced two doors in the compound and shot other of my brothers.
“They went to another compound and shot another person. They went into the community and shot others. Five persons were killed.”
The source said: “We are tired of facing this kind of thing. Everybody is like we don’t know what to do again.
“We are pleading with the government to please come and help us out. The action was too much this morning. If the government does not intervene, we are in trouble. The government should set us free from these people.”
It was gathered that the police, in a move to repeal the attackers, had killed the Chief Priest of Marine Iceland Deck, who was holding the charm used by the killer group.