Rivers State Police Command says operatives of Ahoada Police Division killed two suspected cultists loyal to wanted David Gift who murdered former Ahoada DPO SP Bako.
Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe-Koko in a statement said police received a distress call that some suspected cultists loyal to wanted David Gift popularly known as 2Baba invaded Odiemerenyi Community in search of suspected Police informants.
SP Iringe-Koko revealed that the Ahoada Division on receipt of the information swung into action and mobilized with other tactical units to the scene.
According to the command’s image maker, on getting to the community, the hoodlums had unfortunately 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 efforts to ensure David Gift and other fleeing suspects are arrested .
The PPRO stated that the CP called 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 Commissioner of Police condoled with the family of natives who lost their lives in the attack.
In another development, the Azikiwe road Police Division, Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has arrested a man simply identified as Alabo for inflicting injuries on his female tenant and her husband at Ekwulobia Street Mile 3 Diobu on 15th of May last year for allegedly turning down his love advance.
Mr. Alabo who had been on the run after the incident, was arrested by the Police following months of trailing.
In an interview with our correspondent, the female tenant Mrs. Comfort Nwagadi confirmed the arrest of the suspect.
Mrs. Nwagadi recalled that the suspect, who had attacked her with machete injuring her on her head and fingers, also attacked her husband who came to her rescue and gave him many machete cuts before he fled that particular night.
While insisting that justice be done on the matter, Mrs. Nwagadi explained that Alabo started targeting her after she turned down his love advances.
Our correspondent who visited the couple when they were in hospital last year, reports that the married woman sustained machete cuts on the head, hands, fingers while the husband sustained machete cuts on the head and hand.
Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe- Koko was yet to respond to enquiry on the incident.