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Troops kill notorious kingpin, arrest three suspects in Akwa Ibom

Troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, have been killed a notorious gang leader, Otobong Moses, alias Otoabasi, during a raid on their hideout in Akwa Ibom.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by Capt. Samuel Akari, Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army.

The vandals’ hiding place at Obon Ebot in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state were also demolished.

The troops stated that three of the accomplices were also arrested and two kidnapped victims were rescued during the operation.

Items recovered from the raid included one Sub Machine Gun and magazine, 67 rounds of 9mm ammunition, two motorcycles, 16 mobile phones, one AK-47 rifle magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and nine machetes.

He added that other items recovered included two military monkey jackets, one helmet strapped with a military camouflage uniform, two pairs of military camouflage uniforms, one military pullover, an ATM card, two TV sets, a standing fan, decoder and four generator sets.

Akari appealed to residents of the community to return to their homes and continue their legitimate businesses as the security agencies would be on surveillance to ensure peace in the community.

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