Operatives of Ahoada Police station received a distress call at about 01:00hours on Sunday morning, November 12,2023, that some suspected cultists loyal to wanted David Gift aka 2Baba invaded Odiemerenyi Community in search of suspected Police informants.
The Police Division on receipt of the information swung into action and mobilized with other tactical units to the scene.
On getting to the community, the hoodlums who unfortunately, have killed five natives before the arrival of the Police opened fire on sighting the Police .
The hoodlums were, however, overpowered by the superior firepower of the Police as two of the suspected cultists were fatally wounded.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the Ahoada Police Division and other tactical units to redouble effort to ensure David Gift and other fleeing suspects are arrested .
The CP call 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.
The CP equally condoled with the family of natives who lost their lives in the attack
SP GRACE IRINGE-KOKO, ANIPR
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
RIVERS STATE POLICE COMMAND,