The Rivers state police command has displayed the body of a notorious kidnapper, Linus Lebari AKA ‘’Bobby’’ also Known as Devil who was fatally wounded in an exchange of fire with men of the Bori police division.
The Rivers State police public relation officer DSP NNAMDI OMONI told our correspondent that Linus LEBARI was shot around his camp at a hideout in a forest at OKwale, a border town between Rivers and Abia state.
Omoni said ‘’Men of the Bori Police Station led by the DPO, last night at about 2016hrs, in a coordinated Operation trailed one Linus Lebari ‘m’ 35yrs AKA ‘BOBBY’ also known as “DEVIL” from Tekon Sogho in Khana LGA of Rivers State, to their hideout in a forest at Okwale in the boundary between Rivers and Abia States.
He said ‘’The hoodlums on noticing irregular movements around their camp, started shooting randomly but in a return fire from the Police, one of them was fatally wounded, who was later identified to be Linus Lebari from Tekon Sogho, the leader of the kidnapping Gang responsible for all the attacks on the Ogoni axis of the East/West Road and whose gang has killed over 30 people in the two LGAs of Khana and Gokana, after collecting ransom.’’
In the wake of the Operation, two Police Officers sustained gunshot wounds and are currently responding to treatment while one locally made Pistol and some Cartridges were recovered.
‘’Efforts are on to arrest other gang members who fled with gunshot wounds’’.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha Dandaura has again assuring the public that the onslaught against arms banditry in the State is raging and will not cease until all criminal elements in the State are history, while appealing for cooperation, by sharing credible information that will lead to the arrest of these criminals. Via the following security numbers: 08032003514