Don Waney, the notorious kidnapper, who allegedly masterminded the killing of 23 persons in Omoku in Rivers state, has been killed. Wani, a suspected militant leader, has been killed.
A statement by the army reads: 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 raided the evil Don Waney enclave in Omoku, where shocking discoveries of assorted weapons, dynamites, bags of cannabis, full military camouflage uniforms, military boots, military communication radios, 10 human skulls and human bones were discovered. .
Additionally, in continuation of the operation on Tuesday 21st November 2017, the troops also exhumed decomposing bodies of some of his victims in his shrine.
Perhaps not satisfied with the numerous lives of innocent citizens he took, Don Waney masterminded the despicable New Year day mayhem in Omoku in which he led his notorious gang of criminals to murder 23 peace loving citizens.
Intense surveillance activities on him and his gang by the Department of State Services (DSS) Rivers State Command revealed that after committing, these atrocities he relocated to a neighbourhood within Enugu, Enugu State where he rented an apartment and started living among unsuspecting neighbours within the community.
Don Waney was already perfecting plans to wrought another mayhem in Omoku in which he was to attack churches, schools, Army and Police locations.
However, following his successful geo-location to his new hideout, a combined team of troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army Enugu and personnel of DSS Rivers State Command raided the hideout. .
Don Waney, his Second- in- Command (Ikechukwu Adiele) and another gang member (Lucky Ode) were shot down by the eagle eyed troops in the process.”