Gun Battle in Emohua as Police Kill Cult Leader in Rivers State

Azunda Elechi a leading figure in the late Deygbam cult leader’s camp Ekwueme Brown aka Lucifer was killed in an early morning shooting between the Police and the cultists on Thursday.

Mr Elechi who was said to be the number five man in late Lucifer’s camp had mobilized other surviving members of the gang last Tuesday (May 30th,2023) to the Ndele community in Emohua Local Government Area where two members of disbanded OSPAC (local Vigilante) group were beheaded and another two persons killed by the suspected cultists.

Mr Elechi is said to be on a mission to avenge the death of their late leader, lucifer who was killed by a joint effort of Police and members of vigilantes from Ndele in his hideout at Agbia community, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on September 30th,2019 remained in the community after killing four persons to carry out more attacks.

Sources privy to the development told Revelation Agents that the revitalized late Lucifer’s gang led by Elechi launched another attack in Ndele on Thursday morning, June 1, 2023, to killestablishs and establish camps for kidnapping, came in an encounter with Police and a local Vigilance group who engaged the hoodlums in a shoot out.

The source disclosed that the shootout led to Mr. Elechi’s death while some of his men escaped with bullet wounds.

Late Lucifer was very notorious for hijacking vehicles and kidnapping Passengers in the Emohua LGA axis of the East-West road between 2018 and early 2019 until he was dislodged from his camps in the Ndele community by Police and members of the local Vigilance group before running to the Agbia community in Bayelsa where he was later killed by security forces.

SP Grace Iringe Koko, Police Public Relations Officer in a statement on Thursday, said in the early hours of Thursday, June 1, 2023, Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command received information that one Mr. Azunda Elechi age 28 years from Omofo Community, Ndele Emouha, a notorious member of the Dey-Gbam Cult Group, was among those that attacked Mgbola Village, Ndele Emohua LGA, on Tuesday, 30th Ma 2023, where four persons were left dead.

SP Koko said On Wednesday, 31st May 2023, the Dey-Gbam Cult Group invaded the community again and in a shootout between the cultists and the Police/local vigilantes, Azunda Elechi was fatally injured.

The Police image maker stated that one pump action and two live cartridges with three empty cartridge shells were recovered.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Emeka Polycard, has urged parents/guardians to monitor the activities of their children/wards to ensure they do not succumb to societal pressures to do crimes.

Similarly, members of the public are enjoined to remain law-abiding and report suspicious activities in their neighborhood to the police.

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