Police operatives in Nasarawa State have neutralized one suspected armed robber and recovered fire arm.
Also, the Benue wanted cultist and serial killer was arrested in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ramhan Nansel (ASP) revealed this in a press release.
“Based on information at the disposal of the Nasarawa State Police Command which indicated that, one Oodo Moro ‘M’ alias Papa Shokey, the leader of Black Axe confraternity in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue state has relocated to Karu local government area of Nasarawa State, where he was seen recruiting and initiating youths into his criminal cult group in preparation for a reprisal attack on a rival cult group in Benue state.” ASP Nansel said.
The PPRO said that in reaction to the unsavoury development, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe(CP) ordered a full scale manhunt to catch him and arrest the tide of the unwholesome scenario.
The manhunt for the cultist according to the PPRO paid off on Friday at about 9.45am when operatives attached to New Karu Division arrested the wanted notorious cultist and serial killer (Oodo Moro alias Papa shokey) in his hideout at unity garden, Karu LGA of Nasarawa State.
Nansel said that preliminary investigation revealed that, the suspect have been on the wanted list of the Benue State Police Command and the IGP Intelligence Response Team over several cases of armed robbery, culpable homicide and cultism.
He said that the suspect has confessed to the killing of over eight persons and participated in numerous armed robbery activities in Nasarawa and Benue state respectively.
“In another development, a distress call was received by the personnel of Police Mobile Force of the Nasarawa State Command on special duty at Kadarko, Keana LGA on Sunday at about 2.10am that, armed robbers had blocked Lafia-Makurdi road and unsuspecting travelers are being dispossessed of their personal belongings.
“Upon receipt of the information, the police operatives swiftly mobilised to the scene where a gun duel ensued, in the process, one yet to be identified suspected armed robber was fatally wounded and one locally fabricated gun was recovered from him.”
The PPRO said that the bandit was rushed to Odumu hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe(CP) has commended the men and officers who took part in the operations for their doggedness and urged them to sustain the tempo, until the state is rid of criminals.