Security operatives in Delta State have killed another member of the notorious cult group led by slain Don Waney, Austin Agulegbu.
A statement from the Nigerian Army, signed by Colonel Aminu Iliyasu disclosed that Agulegbu was killed in the early hours of Wednesday.
The deceased was said to be part of those who perpetrated the heinous killings of 23 innocent residents of Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State, on January 1.
He was also believed to be the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Don Waney and the six in command of the criminal gang.
Following the presidential directive to fish out and bring the assailants to justice, troops of 222 Battalion, Nigerian Army, in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Service Rivers State Command, carried out the operation.
After a painstaking effort by the security operatives, Agulegbu was traced to his hideout at a location along New Sapele Road, Obiaruku in Ukwani Local Government Area (LGA) in Delta State.
“Reliable information also has it that he and other gang members still at large were already making plans to attack security agencies locations, churches and schools within Rivers State as a reprisal to the clamp down on their remnants now at large,” the statement said.
The Army disclosed that Agulegbu was shot in an encounter with the security operatives and died before reaching the hospital.
They added that his body has been taken to Port Harcourt and handed over to the Rivers State Police Command.
The suspect was killed barely two weeks after the wanted younger brother of slain Don Wani, Oluchi Igwedibia, was killed by a joint operation of the Army and the DSS.
A source at the DSS had told Channels Television on January 28 that Obatosu, who was also one of the 32 persons declared wanted by the Rivers State Government, was regarded as deadlier than his brother.