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Jubilation as Police kill notorious kidnapper in Rivers

Officers of the Rivers State police command, on Monday, announced that they have killed a notorious criminal in the state.

The victim, identified as ThankGod Nwandiko (aka Commander Buky). was said to be arrested in his Omarelu community of Ikwerre Local Government, following a tip-off.

This was disclosed by the State Commissioner of Police, Musa Bele, while parading suspected criminals recently arrested in the state.

Bele said the victim was killed when he made attempts to escape while taking the police to arrest other members of his gangs.

The commissioner described Nwandiko as a notorious kidnapper, armed robber, murderer and a cultist.

He was said to be responsible for the killings and beheading of members of rival cults, as well as attacks on motorists on the Omerelu/Owerri road axis.

“Operatives of the Eagle Crack Squad, acting on credible information, smashed a gang of arms dealer and arrested Israel Amadi, 41, and Michael Okunna, 35.

“They were arrested on May 16 on Elele Alimini Barrack road in Emohua Local Government. Eight hundred and eighty-nine live cartridges concealed in a big sack bag, driven in a tricycle, were recovered.

“Also the crack team of the police command, led by Jovinus Iwu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), paraded a gang of suspected kidnappers/armed robbers aged between 19 and 31. They were arrested in different parts of the state. The weapons recovered from them include three AK-47 rifles, 29 rounds of ammunition, six magazines, assault rifle, locally made guns, four cars, military shoes and uniforms, among others.”

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