Deadly Akwa Ibom kidnapper killed days after police captured his native doctor
Akaninyene Jumbo, was killed in a gun shoot-out against Nigeria's military team and the Nigeria police.
Jumbo, who was notorious for criminal activities such as kidnappings, robbery, cultism and politically-motivated killings, was shot dead in Rivers State, during a gun battle with security operatives on Monday, January 15, 2018, according to reports.
His death is expected to offer some relief to residents of the Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas, who have longed endured his reign of terror.
The Nation News reported that his corpse was exhibited at a military checkpoint at Iwukem junction and then to Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, where his hometown of Ikot Ibekwe, is located.
The assault team which facilitated his death was put together by Ibrahim Idris, Nigeria's Inspector General of Police.
Jumbo's neutralization is one in a list of success stories recorded by the NPF who are on the ascendancy in the battle against criminal groups for example the Badoo cult known for terrorizing the residents of Ikorodu in Lagos.
Meet Chibuzor Igwe, a young member of Badoo
18-year-old Chibuzor Igwe, who was paraded on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Lagos State Police Command's headquarter in Ikeja, revealed how he was lured into the Badoo cult.
According to Punch News, the youngster who was earlier seeking for a job got introduced by one Obamoyegun Omotayo, alleged to be the leader of the terror group.
In his statement, the teenager revealed that he contacted the head who owns a number of cars because he wanted to be his driver.
“I am a Badoo member. Around November, I told Obamoyegun (Omotayo) that I wanted to be his driver because I saw him with new cars. He told me that it would take some time before he would give me the job," Igwe told Punch before Edgal Imohimi, the state police commissioner ordered that he and some other suspects be taken away.
The commissioner mentioned that Chibuzor Igwe was apprehended during their last strike.
He was arrested while trying to flee from the law at a location described as Alabo Street, Abule Osorun, Ibeshe, Ikorodu. This was where a family of three was attacked on Saturday, December 30, 2017.
Others also paraded by the police include Uche Igwe; a welder, believed to be the youth's elder brother, Samuel Akaeze, a.k.a Samito; his wife, Gift Akaeze who provides information to gang members concerning where to attack; and a herbalist, Fatai Adebayo, a.k.a Adaripon.
The latter who reportedly prepares 'juju' for members of the notorious cult group was captured earlier in the week. He was apprehended at his shrine in Imosan village, located around Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
The arrest was confirmed in a press statement forwarded to Punch News by the Lagos police.
It detailed the activities of SP Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the aftermath of the arrest.
Some representatives of the gang who were taken into custody over the weekend told law enforcement officers about the involvement of the herbalist.
According to the police, the Badoo agents don't go for a killing without first consulting him. He reportedly administers an oath for the cultists.
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