Troops of Operation DELTA SAFE has shot dead a notorious militant leader, Ossy Ibori around Ajakpa community, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Ibori was shot dead following exchange of gunfire between the troops and the gang. His body was identified by some of the locals in the area. While search for other criminals who jumped into the water with gunshot wounds is ongoing, troops had recovered one AK-47 Rifle and 4 Magazines.
Recalled that criminal gangs led by late Ossy Ibori have been terrorising parts of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states prior to the operation. They committed many atrocities threatening the peace and security of the general areas.
Last month, the gang kiledl an army captain and two Policemen at Ikorodu. Also late last year, the gang abducted students and staff of a secondary school and carried out several other attacks at Ese-Odo community around Ajakpa,Safarogbo and Balowo areas.
A statement by Major Abubakar Abdullahi, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, said the need to flush the militants out from their hudeout became necessary to ensure peace and sexurity in Ondo state. “Sadly in the process, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while three others sustained gun shot wounds. They have since been moved to military hospital for proper medical attention.
“While the operation is ongoing, let me appeal to law abiding residents of the affected communities to remain calm, vigilant and support our troops with valuable information on whereabouts of other criminals.”