8 January 2018
A combined team of men of the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigerian Army has killed three persons alleged to be the masterminds of the New Year day massacre, which claimed over 17 Christian worshippers in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of Rivers State.
Ejima Igwedibia, popularly known as Don Waney; was killed alongside his second-in-command, Ikechukwu Adiele and another gang member, Lucky Ode, by operatives of the DSS, Rivers State Command and soldiers from 82 Division, Nigeria Army, at his rented apartment in Enugu.
A statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday by the deputy director, Army public relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, noted that the trio were shot at when they attempted escaping from the exit of the rented apartment after sensing that security operatives had closed in on them.
Iliyasu stated that while one of them died on the spot, two others died on their way to the hospital.
He said, “The authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Army Port Harcourt wish to inform the peace loving people of Omoku in ONELGA in particular, Rivers State and indeed the entire good people of Niger Delta in general that the notorious cult leader, kidnap kingpin and mass murderer Don Waney is dead.
“Recall that in the early hours of Monday 20th November 2017, troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army acting on credible information from some patriotic members of the public raided the evil Don Waney enclave in Omoku, ONELGA Rivers State where shocking discoveries of assorted weapons, dynamites, bags of suspected cannabis, full military camouflage uniforms, military boots, military communication radios, 10 human skulls and human bones were discovered”.