The killing of 23 worshippers on New Year day in Omoku was to avenge the arrest and humiliation of the mom of cult gang chief, late Don Waney.
A member of the cult group paraded on the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday stated they carried out the bloodbath to show city’s vigilance group a lesson for daring their chief.
32-year outdated suspect, Mr. Desmond Okotubo, a father of three from Egbenma in Onelga Local Government Area of the state, stated they had been additionally irked by the destruction of the property of their chief.
He defined that the plan to hold out the assault on the vigilance group was hatched in Owerri, Imo State.
He stated they didn’t plan to assault worshippers on the cross over day, however someway the operation simply went unsuitable.
The suspect, has promised to assist authorities fish out the remainder of the members of the gang.
He defined that he didn’t know if their late chief was being utilized by some politicians to trigger hassle within the state.
“It was Don Waney that did it. We adopted Don Wanny and he has a gaggle that he gave gun to shoot referred to as Red Squad.
“I didn’t maintain any gun and I don’t learn about it however he has a gaggle referred to as Red Squad.
“The Red Squad members are from Imo and Rivers states and they’re those that shoot and kill.
“I do know people who shot and killed these individuals. I do know many individuals that belong to the get together.’
Along along with his gang, Don Waney, actual identify Igwedibia Johnson, masterminded the New Year killing in Omuku, Rivers State. Children had been among the many 23 individuals killed in chilly blood.
He was killed on Saturday by a joint drive of Nigeria’s safety businesses in Enugu.
The outgoing General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Maj.- Gen. Enobong Udoh, paraded the corpses and arms and ammunition of the deceased gang members on Sunday in Port Harcourt.
He stated safety businesses, complying with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, trailed Don Waney and his gang members to their hideouts in Enugu.
“We are pleased to tell that Don Waney, a infamous cultist, kidnap kingpin and mass assassin who masterminded the homicide of 23 worshippers getting back from cross over service is useless.
“We traced Waney and a few of his gang members to their hideout in Enugu city the place they rented condominium and lived with different individuals within the neighbourhood like regular individuals.
“The criminals were killed after a combined team of troops of 82 Division Army, Enugu and personnel of Department of State Security (DSS) raided his hideout to arrest him and his members,” he stated.
Udoh stated the criminals on sighting the advance of safety operatives to their residence tried to flee via the again door of the condominium, however had been shot by troops.
He stated others shot useless had been Waney’s second-in-command, Ikechukwu Adiele, and one other suspected gang member, Lucky Ode.
“One of them died on the spot whereas the opposite two who sustained gunshot wounds finally died on their method to the hospital.
Source: The Sun with Agency report