A notorious kidnapper allegedly behind the brutal murder of about 23 persons in Omoku, Rivers state in the early hours of January 1st this year has been shot dead in a combined operation by the DSS and the Army at a border town between Rivers and Enugu state.
Wani, a suspected militant leader, was confirmed killed in a combined operation by the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Army at a border town between Rivers and IMO.
The Rivers Director of DSS, Mr Tosin Ajayi, said: “No comment for now,” when he was contacted to comment on the incident.
Meanwhile, the kidnappers of Mrs Tina Inegbagha, Wife of the Paramount Ruler of Ayakoro community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa have demanded N5 million ransom to release her.
Mrs Inegbagha, who spent the Christmas and New Year at the kidnapper’s den, was abducted at the palace of her husband on Dec. 16, 2017.
Mr Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the Monarchs family, who confirmed the development in Yenagoa, said the kidnappers had earlier contacted the family demanding for N100 million.
“The kidnappers are now demanding N5 million, yes, they contacted us earlier demanding for N100 million but later reduced the ransom to N30 million and now N5 million.
“We have been able to establish contact with the kidnappers of her majesty and we have also spoken with her on phone,’’ he said.
Inegbagha lamented the inability of the family to raise the money and pleaded with the kidnappers to release the monarch’s wife unconditionally.
A top security source confirmed the development.
When contacted about the development the Rivers state Director of the Department of State Service, DSS, Mr Tosin Ajayi declined to comment. ” No comment for now. “, he said.
The effort to get the Spokesman 6 Division, Col Aminu Ilyasu’s comment on the development was futile.
At press time, the corpse of the late Wani was on its way to Port Harcourt.
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