Soldiers discovers kidnappers' den in Rivers state, recovers guns, skulls and army uniforms (photos)
- Army troop raided a camp and shrines in Rivers state
- The shrines reportedly belong to notorious militant, cultist, kidnapper and ardent illegal oil bunkerer, Igwedibia Johnson
- The troops arrested 7 others including 2 ladies while they were trying to escape during the encounter with the army
The troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, based on a tip-off by some patriotic citizens, raided the camp and shrines of a notorious militant, cultist, kidnapper and ardent illegal oil bunkerer, Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, (aka “Don Waney”) on Monday, November 20.
NAIJ.com gathers that Johnson has reportedly been terrorising the peace-loving Omoku community in particular, as well as the entire people of Rivers and Bayelsa states.
The troops recovered human skulls from the shrine. Photo source: SK Usman
After about an hour of gun fight, the gallant troops overpowered the criminal elements. Some of them scampered in disarray and are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds through River Orashe in Omoku.
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According to a press release from the army's deputy director on public relation, Aminu Iliyasu, the troops however, arrested , 7 others including 2 ladies while they were trying to escape during the encounter.
Some fake army uniform reportedly owned by suspected kidnapper, Igwediba Johnson. Photo source: SK Usman
It is believed that the main kingpin, Igwedibia Johnson, (aka “Don Waney”), was not at the location during the encounter as concerted efforts are on by security agencies to track, arrest and bring him to justice.
Seven suspects were arrested including two women. Photo source: SK Usman
The troops recovered quite a number of items at both the camp and the shrines which include; 10 human skulls, various human bones, 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 18 AK-47 Rifle Magazines, 4 pairs of military camouflage, 5 camouflage T-Shirts, 3 Fabrique Nationale (FN) Rifle Rifle magazines, 39 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 1 round of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
Some other items recovered at the criminal hideout. Photo source: SK Usman
Others are 2 bags weighing about 25kg containing substances believed to Cannabis (Marijuana), 3 ICOM Hand-held Radios and 2 MAG ONE Hand-held Radios.
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The Headquarters 6 Division Nigerian Army wishes to thank the good people of Omoku, Rivers State, for the timely information, understanding and also wish to solicit for their continued support in our determined effort to rid our area of responsibility of militants, illegal oil bunkerers and kidnappers.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army Council on Monday, November 20, approved the promotion of 45 Brigadier Generals to the rank of Major Generals and 92 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier Generals respectively.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director army public relations made this known in a statement made available to NAIJ.com.
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