Four suspected gang leaders previously declared wanted for terrorising communities in Rivers State have been apprehended following raids of their hideouts by the army.
The media coordinator for army operations, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, who just left as the spokesperson for Army 6 Division in Port Harcourt, on Monday, said the operations leading to the arrests were carried out simultaneously and that all the targets were involved in kidnappings.
“Troops on Operation MESA raided the criminal hide-outs of some identified kidnap kingpins in Rivers State. The suspected kidnappers who have been terrorising innocent citizens met their waterloo when troops of 29 Battalion simultaneously raided their criminal hideouts in Obio/Akpor, Tai and Gokana LGAs of Rivers State on 2nd October 2019.” said Colonel Iliyasu in his statement.
“The raid led to the arrest of 4 high profile criminals who have been on the Security Agencies’ wanted list. Those arrested include Dumbari Bro from B-Dere, Victor Dokara from K-Dere, Gbaraco Kaviloba from Lewe, and Confidence Friday from Bodo community.” He added.
All the four communities where the suspects are reportedly from are parts of Ogoniland in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Meanwhile, the four kingpins arrested by the army would soon be handed over to the appropriate security agency for prosecution after military investigation, said Mr Iliyasu.