2Baba ‘shot dead’ in Rivers

Celebration has erupted in Ahoada area in Rivers state following report that a dare-devil cult leader Gift Okpara, popularly referred to as 2Baba, has been reportedly killed.

2Baba was reportedly shot dead in a combined security raid at the identical hideout of the Iceland cult leader and his gang at Idu-Ekpeye in Ahoada East Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state on Saturday, February 17, 2024, the Nation is reporting.

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

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, the late DPO was ambushed and captured by the 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.