Notorious kidnapper and militant leader, Don Waney, who was fingered in the recent killings in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers state has been killed.
Waney was killed in a joint operation by operatives of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services.
It was gathered that Waney was killed in a community in Imo State, which shared a border with Rivers State.
He was shot and killed at about 5pm on Saturday.
Detailing how the operation went down, one Uncle Fred wrote on twitter,
“In the early hours of 20th Nov 2017, troops of 6 Div acting on credible information raided the evil Don Waney enclave in ONELGA discovering assorted weapons, dynamites, bags of suspected cannabis, full military camouflage uniforms, military equipment, 10 human skulls & bones.
“In continuation of the operation on Tuesday 21st November 2017, the troops also exhumed decomposing bodies of some of his victims in his shrine in the glaring eyes of the media who were invited to witness first hand.
“Don Waney masterminded the despicable New Year day mayhem in Omoku in which he led his notorious gang of criminals to murder 23 peace loving citizens of Omoku when they were returning from Cross Over Service at about 1:30am on Monday 1st January 2018.
“Intense surveillance activities by #DSS Rivers State Command revealed that after committing these atrocities he relocated to a neighbourhood within Enugu Town in Enugu State where he rented an apartment and started living among unsuspecting neighbours within the community.
“In his newly-rented apartment, Don Waney was already perfecting plans to wrought another mayhem in Omoku in which he was to attack churches, schools, Army & @PoliceNG locations and the RESIDENCES of the generality of the already traumatized people of Omoku.
“However, following his successful geo-location to his new Enugu neighbourhood hideout by the DSS a combined team of troops of 82 Div Enugu and personnel of DSS Rivers State Command raided the hideout to arrest him and his other accomplices.
“Incidentally on sensing that the combine team were closing in on his residence, Don Waney, his Second- in- Command (Ikechukwu Adiele) and Lucky Ode a gang member attempted to escape via exit door of the apartment and were shot down by the eagle eyed troops in the process.”