Nigeria Army kills cult chief

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    Men of the Nigerian Army
    Nigerian troops

    By Isaiah Eka

    Serial killer and cultist, Mr. Akaninyene Jumbo Uko, who has been on the run has been killed by troops of the two Brigade Nigeria Army.

    He was killed on Jan. 15, after the troops trailed him to the border between Akwa Ibom and Abia.

    The Brigade Assistant Director of Information, Maj. Umar Shuaib, mentioned on Tuesday that famend killer, also referred to as Isopafit, was bought at Inyih village, a border city between Akwa Ibom and Abia states.

    “The offender was identified for terrorising the inhabitants of Ukanafun Local authorities Area in Akwa Ibom State.

    “He perpetrated the killings of two Nigerian Police personnel and a Truck driver in Ukanafun native authorities space on 17 November final 12 months.

    “Also masterminded the killing of a commissioner’s sister and two others in Ikot Oko Osun neighborhood in Ukunafun native authorities space on 19 November 2017,’’ he mentioned.

    The Army mentioned that the suspects had been evading arrests after all of the incidents.

    Shuaib added that after the primary operation, the gallant troops following one other tipoff invaded the hideout of the remaining gang members at Ikpe village in Eton Ekpo Local Government Area on Jan. 16.

    “The troops engaged the hoodlums and killed two members, Aniebet Effiong Udoh and Thankgod Friday Osiokpaphi,’’ it mentioned.

    According to the assertion, the 2 are mentioned to be second in command to the kingpin.

    The assertion additional mentioned that among the remnants of the cultists escaped with gunshot wounds.

    He said that gadgets recovered from the suspects included one pump motion gun, two regionally made quick weapons, 13 stay cartridges, eight expended cartridges, two regionally made weapons and two cutlasses.

    The corpses, he mentioned, had been deposited on the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital mortuary.

    He mentioned that the Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brig.- Gen. Abdu Ibrahim Hassan, has assured regulation abiding residents within the space that the Brigade will do every thing inside its powers to guard their lives and property.

    The Army known as for the help and cooperation of the general public by reporting any type of crime to acceptable safety companies. (NAN)

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