Gunmen have beheaded and cut private parts of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ahoada in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, Bako Angbashim, to pieces, a sad incident reported to have occurred on Friday night.
Penpushing reports that the gunmen, suspected to be cultists who were members of Iceland cult group in Odemude, a community in the local government area had laid ambush for the Divisional Police Officer who alongside other officers were planning to raid some criminal hideouts in the area.
The gunmen in a video clip which went viral on Friday night, showed the victim, who was a superintendent of police, beheaded while his hand and his private part cut into pieces, as the attackers were seen jubilating and chanting victory songs.
Penpushing further reports that Rivers State Police Command Public Relations Officer Grace Iringe-Koko, on Saturday confirmed the killing of the Divisional Police Officer, explaining that he was shot and killed after his team exhausted their ammunition during a shoot-out with the cult group
‘In the face of this adversity, SP Bako Angbashim, valiantly held his ground while his men, depleted of ammunition, made a tactical retreat. Regrettably, during this engagement, SP Bako Angbashin sustained fatal injuries. The criminal seized the body of SP Bako Angbashim, forcing the remaining officers to return to their base for reinforcement’, she said
Penpushing also reports that she said thick darkness at that time prevented some officers and military reinforcement team from recovering the corpse body from the gunmen, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Polycarp Nwonyi, has expressed deep determination to track down the killers.
The police spokesperson said an extensive investigation is underway to uncover the circumstances surrounding this tragic event, adding that the command condoled with the family of the slain police officer and everyone affected by the distressing incident.
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