Operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS have arrested the killers of a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra.
The leader of the criminal gang identified as Omereora from Nneni was arrested on the 26th of May.
Omereora was trailed by an undercover officer of the DSS to a liquor joint at Nnobi where his phone number was discreetly obtained.
It was later inserted into an intelligence tracking machine and other useful information including his movements, locations and nefarious activities obtained.
His trailing followed a lead that he and his gang members masterminded the killing of two soldiers and a newly married female computer typist at Awgbu Junction.
It was gathered that the notorious street criminal gang leader’s conversation regarding his gang’s planned attacks on security personnel blocking their routes to criminality was also intercepted.
He and his gang members have been linked to various violent crimes in and around Umuoji, Abatete, Orakwu, Agulu, Nnobi, Nnewi, Igboukwu, Ezinifite, Uga and Ekwulobia axis.
Some of their high profile crimes include attacking and killing soldiers and police personnel blocking their criminality routes, snatching exotic cars and forceful collecting of millions of naira ransoms through forced wireless transfers or cash drops as well as ritual activities, abductions and armed robberies.
Commenting on the matter, an Anambra-based civil society organization, Intersociety said investigations into the killing of the Northern Muslim mother and her children have yielded some commendable results.
Emeka Umeagbalasi, the director of Intersociety said pieces of intelligence gathered so far concerning their killers are a true reflection of the professionalism and in line with our persistent insistence on the application or use of credible intelligence in place of bias and false intelligence.
“While the new Anambra DSS Boss deserves our commendation for feats recorded so far in the two cited dastardly acts, Intersociety strongly cautions his Directorate not to adulterate or counterfeit the gathered intelligence and findings, especially when being publicly disclosed or administratively archived.
“DSS under him must also diversify their intelligence gathering network and stop focusing their violent criminality hunts wholly on “ESN/IPOB”. Our special commendation also goes to friendly proactive civilian undercover agents for a special job well done. It must be remembered that a similar state of insecurity as being witnessed today in the State was the case in 2006 when various street criminal gangs perpetrated sundry violent crimes ranging from abduction and ransom to armed robbery using the name of “MASSOB”.
“It took then-Gov Peter Obi and security agencies and their high commands to apply or use effective and uncorrupted intelligence and law enforcement to deal with the situation.
“Further, there is a need for DSS and other security agencies to gather and work with correct intelligence and avoid misinformation and mistaken identity such as the last week’s Monday (16TH May 2022) late night (2 am) invasion of a three-bedroom flat apartment along Onumonu Street in Awada, near Onitsha during which an innocent man and his infant children escaped being shot dead at sleep.
“A combined team of navy and DSS personnel numbering dozens with four machines gun-carrying Vans, computers, climbing ladders and so on had invaded the place and pulled down all the entrance and exit doors and met the innocent father cuddling his infant children ready to be killed. The security personnel after ransacking his abode and mobile phones discovered that they had acted on wrong information and mistaken identity; claiming that “they are looking for an ESN Commander”. The victim later turned out to be a printing press operator; forcing the invading security operatives to apologize to him and jump down and leave the scene.
“Therefore, having elaborated the true picture of what led to the killing of the defenceless Northerners and the group identity of those that killed them, it is also pertinent to disclose that the intelligence community or State DSS Directorate has made useful inroads regarding the location and group identity of the abductors and slayers of the Isuofia born lawmaker.
“Apart from tracking and locating the Unubi communal forest hideout of the abductors of the lawmaker, legitimate ‘soft targets’ are also in the custody of the State DSS. The activities of community vigilante groups and their key members must also be thoroughly checkmated.
“Apart from some of them engaging in high profile violent crimes above highlighted, in collaboration with counterfeiters and street criminal gangs, those criminal vigilantes have also been reported to be involved in identifying fresh communal locations including bushes and forests for the counterfeiters and their financiers”.