The authorities of the 6 Division, Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt have disclosed how the security agencies tracked and finally killed notorious cult leader, kidnap kingpin and suspected mastermind of the New Year massacre in Omoku, Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, popularly called Don Waney, and two accomplices recently in Enugu.
The two accomplices were Don Waney’s second-in-command, Ikechukwu Adiele, and another gang member, Lucky Ode.
Addressing journalists Sunday at Bori Camp, Port Harcourt, while handing over the remains of the three dead suspects, the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Major-General Enobong Udoh, said the achievement was as a result of the directive from President Muhammadu Buhari that the security agencies should fish out the perpetrators of the New Year day massacre in Omoku, Rivers State, in which several persons were killed after the crossover church service.
Udoh said: “You would recall that in the first hours of New Year day, there was mayhem in which 22 innocent citizens of Omoku in Rivers State were heartlessly murdered while coming back from the crossover service.
“After that, there was a presidential directive from Mr. President that the heartless killers and the perpetrators of that mayhem must be hunted down and brought to book.
“This directive was conveyed in a mandate by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, to the 6 Division to collaborate with the DSS (Department of State Services), the police and all the other security agencies in Rivers State to hunt down and bring to book the perpetrators of that mayhem.