Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Delta State on Wednesday shot dead a notorious cultist and kidnap kingpin, Augustine Agulegbu also known as Nana.
The DSS had trailed Agulegbu to one of his hideouts located along the New Sapele Road, Obiaruko in Ukwani LGA of Delta State, before he was killed.
Agulegbu was the sixth-in-command to the slain Don Waney’s killer squad.
The Chairman of ONELGA, Mr. Osi Olisa, said that the body of Agulegbu was displayed at the local government secretariat in Omoku.
“The once-bewildered people of ONELGA are beginning to lead a normal live once again. The return of peace may not have been possible without the commitment of our peace-loving Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.
“We also appreciate all the security agencies, especially the Department of State Services and the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, for the killing of Don Waney’s CSO, Augustine Agulegbu, a.k.a. Nana.
“The crackdown on the chief security officer of the late Omoku gang leader, Johnson Igwedibia, a.k.a. Don Waney, is part of the ongoing efforts to cleanse ONELGA of all social vices.
“As a local government council, we shall continue to offer our best support to the Government of Rivers State and all the security agencies to make ONELGA safe for everyone,” Olisa said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that the cultist was shot dead during a sting operation by the DSS operatives in a community in Delta State.
Omoni therefore, said that security operatives would continue to comb the forest in search of criminals in the state.