What happened to SP Bako Angbashim? Gallant Rivers police DPO death in gunfight with cultists



In a devastating incident that has left the nation in mourning, Division Police Officer (DPO) SP Bako Angbashim from Rivers Police Command lost his life in a fierce battle against notorious cultists. This heart-wrenching event took place in the Ahoada East Local Government area of River State. Let’s delve into the details of what transpired.


The Ambush

As SP Bako Angbashim and his team were returning from an operation in the Odumude area, they were ambushed by a gang of ruthless cultists. The team had previously conducted raids on criminal hideouts in the same area. It was during their return journey that the culprits, upon spotting SP Bako Angbashim, initiated a hail of gunfire.

While his fellow officers managed to escape when they ran out of ammunition, SP Bako Angbashim bravely chose to stay behind. Tragically, he was captured by the notorious gang members, and the encounter turned fatal. Reports indicate that he valiantly fought against the assailants but was ultimately overpowered.


Preparedness of the Culprits

There are unsettling rumors that the gang led by the wanted kingpin, known as 2 Baba, had prior knowledge of SP Bako Angbashim’s route and his operation in the area. This information allowed them to prepare for a confrontation. Shockingly, the gang was armed with four GPMG rifles and various other weapons.


SP Bako Angbashim’s Heroic Stand

Despite facing a heavily armed gang, SP Bako Angbashim refused to back down. His determination to uphold the law and protect the community led him to stand his ground. However, he suffered from muscle cramps during the intense firefight, which left him unable to escape, unlike his fellow officers who managed to flee when their ammunition ran out.


Recovery Efforts

As of now, the police have not been able to recover SP Bako Angbashim’s lifeless body. A distressing video showing his decapitated remains has circulated on the internet, further deepening the grief of his loved ones and the community.


Tributes Pour In

In the wake of this tragic loss, an outpouring of grief and tributes has flooded social media platforms. One heartfelt message reads, “He’s referred to that bear-footed uniform man that carries out his duties unsentimentally & unbiasedly… He is the only Police Man that I’ve witnessed in my entire life that protects the poor… SP Bako Angbashim, the News of your death saddens the heart of the Ogonis. May Jehovah seek the lives of whosoever is involved in your death. Rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord.”



The untimely demise of SP Bako Angbashim at the hands of ruthless cultists is a stark reminder of the dangers that law enforcement officers face daily while working to maintain peace and order in our communities. The nation mourns the loss of a brave officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.