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Army kills notorious militants’ leader

Indigenes and residents of Akwa Ibom state rolled out drums yesterday to celebrate the killing of a notorious kidnap kingpin and militants’ leader, Akaninyene Jumbo alias Akpafid.

The Nation correspondent learnt that Jumbo fled the state to neighbouring Rivers State after the police declared him wanted over series of crimes including kidnappings, robbery, cultism and politically-motivated killings.

The Nation gathered that the dreaded hoodlum also terrorised other states in the South-south and Southeast.

The Nation gathered he was trailed to his hideout and killed in Omagwa, Rivers state when he engaged the military and the Special Squad drafted for the operation by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris in a gun duel.
The Nation, January 16, 2018

 

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