Army, DSS Kill Mastermind Of New Year’s Day Massacre In Omoku Rivers State

On January 7, 2018 10 Comments

A notorious cultist and kidnapper Mr. Igwedibia Johnson, aka Don Waney, who has been on the run since he masterminded the New Year’s Day killing of 17 worshipers after crossover service in Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA of Rivers State, has been killed, the Nation reports.

He was reportedly killed by soldiers and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), along with two of his lieutenants: Ikechukwu Adiele and Lucky Ode.

The body of Johnson, Adiele and Ode were on Sunday morning displayed at the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, by the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, who was accompanied by Rivers Director of DSS, Mr. Tosin Ajayi, and Rivers Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed.

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Udoh said: Intense surveillance activities on him (Johnson) and his gang by the DSS, Rivers State Command, revealed that after committing the atrocities, he relocated to a neighbourhood within Enugu Town in Enugu State, where he rented an apartment and started living among unsuspecting neighbours within the community.

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“From the relative safety of his newly-rented apartment, Don Waney was already perfecting plans to wrought another mayhem in Omoku, in which he was to attack churches, schools, army and police locations and the residences of the generality of the already-traumatised people of Omoku.

“However, following his successful geo-location to his new Enugu neighbourhood hideout by the DSS, Rivers State Command, a combined team of troops of 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu and personnel of DSS, Rivers State Command, raided the hideout to arrest him and his other accomplices.

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“Incidentally, on sensing that the combine team were closing in on his residence, Don Waney, his Second-in-Command (Ikechukwu Adiele) and another gang member (Lucky Ode) attempted to escape through the back exit of the apartment and were shot down by the eagle-eyed troops in the process. One of them died on the spot, while the other two, who sustained gunshot wounds, eventually died, while being evacuated for medical attention.

“The remains of Don Waney and his cohorts were brought back to Port Harcourt by the combine team and handed over to the Rivers State Police Command, for further action.”

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While also speaking, Rivers police commissioner assured residents of the state of the safety of their lives and property, declaring that other members of Johnson’s gang and other criminals in Rivers would be arrested and prosecuted, to serve as a deterrent to other criminal-minded persons.

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Comments (10)


  1. oblano says:

    This is a big fat lie by Nigeria to cover up Fulani and Nigerian Bokoharam Army massacre of 1st Jan. 2018. Since they killed them, who will tell us their side of story. Our people should be vigilant, I do not believe this story, it is same lie when they went killed people in a church in Anambra State.
    My people remember Bokoharam Lead Shekau said that they have defeated the North and their next target is Igboland when the north talk of Igbo (according to them “Iyamiri”) the mean everywhere in SE and SS.

  2. oblano says:

    Was this not the Omoku guy working with Soldiers and former Governor against the Governor of Rivers State, a Leader of Omoku gang? Rotimi Amechi seems like a suspe…… here
    I saw a picture of him with soldiers, as if he was being handed a document or mantle by the army. The army knew him well and where he relocated to live in Enugu. Do not be confused by the regalia is not from Enugu nor any core Igbo states, he is from Omoku, Ekpeyeland of Rivers State.

  3. Adedapo Adebisi Adejuwon Barcelona says:

    Two kidnappers, one from North the other from East…
    The one from North was captured last week not killed, the one from the East was not only captured but killed immediately after capturing..
    Nobody talks about the one from the north but everybody including the media is talking about the one from the east…
    The one from the north is a dreaded kidnapper along kaduna road, the other one is Don wani from Rivers State , he accepted federal government amnesty, he was accused of masterminding the killings of worshippers in rivers state on new year eve, immediately the military in conjunction with the police and DSS moved into his residence in Enugu and killed him without court pronouncement.
    Questions:
    Why is it that when the issue is of Southern bloc, the military and police will quickly swing into action but when it comes to do with the North nobody coughs?
    ….
    Is the lives of Northerners more important than those of us in the south?
    …..
    Can you in all honesty agree that Nigeria is ONE?
    ……
    As a southerner, are you still proud of nigeria?.
    ….
    In your next life, would you wish to have anything to do with Nigeria?

    If you’re to choose a country, would you choose to still be a Nigerian?
    ….
    Prince Don Waney no doubt was a strong man, but for him to be accused of doing what only fulani terrorists and boko haram are known for is unacceptable..
    Unfortunately the strong man is nowhere to stand and defend himself over the accusations leveled against him by the same enemies of humanity..
    ……….
    Unfortunately again some of our gullible brothers and sisters from the East are always quick to join our enemies to criticize and condemn our own for the sole reason of pleasing their sokoto caliphate.. Very very unfortunate..

    I rest my case.

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