A militant leader, Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa who was arrested and kept in the custody of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) has been killed in a gunfight with members of his group.
Reports have it that gang members of the militant warlord ambushed the JTF operatives after his arrest and exchanged of gunfire which let the arrested gang leader to make an attempt to escape, he was shot and instantly killed by operatives of “Operation Delta Safe.”
Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, is popularly known in the creeks of the Niger Delta as Karaowei. He was arrested on Thursday morning by Soldiers attached to “Operation Delta Safe”. The criminal who hails from Ogbobagene, Burutu LGA of Delta state surrendered himself to the military.
The dreaded militant leader was accused of beheading a naval officer who was at the local government for a peace mission last December. The militant warlord also masterminded the kidnapping and murder of a British missionary, 56-year-old Ian Squire in Enekorogha.
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