Former militants alongside security operatives have killed notorious sea pirate and kidnap kingpin, Mutu Mone, aka MK, from Ondo State.
It was gathered that MK had terrorised residents in the creeks of Edo and Delta States for many months, killing soldiers and mediators.
According to villagers who sighted his remains, the late sea lord was shot dead with charms tied around his neck and other parts of his body on Sunday night.
“We heard gunshots in the night, but we were already on the alert knowing what happened between MK and creek dragons on Friday night. We all knew they were waiting for him, so the morning when we went out, we confirmed that he was the one shot dead,” a villager told Vanguard.
Findings revealed that the warnings by of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, to MK to cease his criminal activities on the waterways after leaders of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North-West LGA, Delta State, reported him fell on deaf ears.
This forced Tompolo to direct some ex-militants known as Creek Dragons to apprehend him.
It was gathered that MK had returned to Delta State last week to continue is evil operations after initially fleeing the Southsouth state after killing some soldiers and members of Egbema Peacekeepers, some months ago.
Tompolo’s men had engaged in a fierce gun-battle with the outlaw on Friday night which made him retreat deep into his hideout on Abigboro River in Warri South-West LGA to reinforce.
Following his withdrawal, the Creek Dragons barricaded the two entry points to his den on Abigboro River while continuing their manhunt for him until Sunday night.
The barricaded forced MK and his gang to come out in search of food which had been cut off by the blockade.
Confirming the operation, the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Security Matters to Delta state governor, Daniel Ezekiel, told Vanguard: “l say a big thank you to the creator of heaven and earth for making the notorious cup of Mutu Mone, aka MK, to pass us in Delta state.
“Like Vanguard newspapers rightly reported today (yesterday), it has been a total war in the creek of Abigboro River since Friday night.
“Due to the superior firepower of security agencies and creek dragons, MK with his boys withdrew deep into the creek, his hiding inside the creek made creek dragons block the two entrances into his hideout.
“One key strategy of winning a war is by denying your opponent source of food supply, this plan perfectly worked in this MK operation. After few days of hiding in the creek, he and his boys ran out of food and other things, this made them come out and they engaged security operatives and creek dragons in a gun battle, last night which ultimately consumed him and his boys.”