The Rivers State Police Command has vowed to track and prosecute gunmen who ambushed and killed one of its Divisional Police Officers, Bako Angbanshin, in Odumude community, Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on Friday night.
The police said Angbanshin led a team of operatives to raid some criminal hideouts in the area and while returning, gunmen suspected to be cultists ambushed them.
The state Commissioner for Police, Emeka Nwonyi, said this in a statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, on Saturday morning and made available to newsmen.
The PUNCH reports that a viral video surfaced on Friday night showing the moment the gunmen displayed his mutilated body.
Nwonyi explained that while the miscreants attacked the operatives, Angbanshin’s men retreated after running out of ammunition.
The statement added the late DPO sustained fatal injuries and was captured by the gunmen who took him away, leading to his death.
The statement read, “In an unfortunate incident on the evening of September 8, 2023, the DPO of Ahoda Division, SP Bako Angbashim, displayed exemplary courage during a mission to combat criminal activities in the Odumude area of Ahoada East Local Government Area in Rivers State.