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Gift Okpara (2Baba) Shot Dead In Rivers State

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There was a celebration in the Ahoada area of Rivers State at the weekend following reports that a cult leader, Gift Okpara, popularly known as 2Baba, had been reportedly killed.

2Baba was reportedly shot dead in a combined security raid at the hideout of the Iceland cult leader and his gang at Idu-Ekpeye in Rivers on Saturday, February 17, 2024, the Nation reports.

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

In September 2023, a divisional police officer, Bako Angbashim, was ambushed and captured by a cult group allegedly 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.

Police authorities were yet to confirm the development as at the time of filling this report.