Reports say that a gang of armed men suspected to be cultists, on Friday evening, killed a Divisional Police Officer, Bako Angbanshin in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State .
Current matters gathered that the incident happened when the gunmen laid ambush on the DPO who, along with some personnel were on a mission to raid some criminal hideouts around the area.
It was learnt that the gunmen on sighting the policemen opened fire on them which was retaliated by the police. But while the other policemen fled, after they ran out of bullets, the deceased officer advanced in the gun battle and was captured by the hooligans,killed and his body dismembered .
The state police command has yet to react to the incident. However, a detailed statement is being expected from the office of the police public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe Koko whose phone number could not be reached at the time of filing the report.
Ahoada East and West have lately become dens of cultists,who kidnap,maim and kill innocent people.
In May this year, cultists killed one person in Abarikpo community in the Ahoada East Local Government Area while five persons were killed in Odiereke- Ubie community in Ahoada West.
There have also been reports of kidnapping,raping and missing persons in the axis.