The Nigerian Army has successfully neutralised a notorious Kidnap kingpin, Otobong Moses alias ‘Otoabasi’.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Troops of the 2 Brigade in a joint operation with the Police and NSCDC killed the gang leader during a raid in Obon Ebot community in Etim Ekpo LGA of the state.
Speaking on the matter, Army PRO, Capt. Akari Samuel revealed that two kidnap victims were rescued and 2 members of Otoabasi’s gang were captured.
Several arms and ammunition were recovered from the criminal hideout. They Include; one Sub Machine Gun and magazine, 67 rounds of 9MM ammunition, two motorcycles, 16 mobile phones, one AK 47 rifle magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62MM Special ammunition, nine machetes,Two military monkey jackets, one helmet strapped with military camouflage uniform, 2 pairs of military camouflage uniform, one military pull over, ATM card, two TV sets, a standing fan, decoder and four generator sets.
“The first phase of the operations was conducted on May 12, during the operations, troops raided the criminals hideout, but on sighting the troops, the criminals abandoned their hideout and fled.”
“The gallant troops rescued the kidnapped victims and arrested two collaborators of the criminal kingpin while the shrine, hideout and assorted charms were set ablaze by the troops.”
“Further investigations revealed that the criminal gang is known for terrorising the locals, kidnapping, killing and burying their victims, who do not do their biddings in shallow graves in the general area,”, Akari diclosed.