Notorious cultist terrorizing Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers state, Johnson Igwedibia fondly called Donwanny is dead.
Describing him as a kidnap kingpin and mass murderer, the army said Don Wanny was killed in his hideout in Enugu state.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations of Six Division of the Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu said Intense surveillance activities on Donwanny and his gang by the Department of State Services, revealed that after committing the 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.
The Army stated that from the relative safety of his newly-rented apartment, Don Wanny was already perfecting plans to carry out another mayhem in Omoku in which he was to attack churches, schools, Army and Police locations and the residences of the generality of the already traumatized people of Omoku.
The army further stated that a combined team of troops of eighty-two Division Nigerian Army Enugu and personnel of DSS Rivers State Command raided the hideout to arrest him and his other accomplices.
The army added that on sensing that the combined team were closing in on his residence, Don Wanny, his Second- in- Command, Ikechukwu Adiele and another gang member, Lucky Ode attempted to escape through the back exit of the apartment and were shot down by the eagle eyed troops in the process.
“The remains of Don Waney and his cohorts were brought back to Port Harcourt Rivers State by the combine team and handed over to the Rivers State Police Command for further action.
“To this end, the authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt wishes to use this opportunity to extend their condolences to the families of all the victims of the evil Don Waney and his gang.
”We also wish to solicit your further cooperation in volunteering useful information to track down and arrest the remaining gang members so as to bring them to justice for a peaceful, prosperous and secured Omoku community, ONELGA, Rivers State and the entire Niger Delta region,” the Army said.
Recall that troops of the six Division Nigerian Army raided Don Waney’s enclave in Omoku, ONELGA Rivers State where shocking discoveries of assorted weapons, dynamites, bags of suspected cannabis, full military camouflage uniforms, military boots, military communication radios, human skulls and human bones were discovered.