Crime

Notorious gang leader ‘Devil’ killed by police in Rivers

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The men of the Bori Police Station of Rivers State has killed a 35 year-old Linus Lebari, popularly known as “DEVIL” who is a gang leader of bandits group terrorising Tekon Sogho in Khana Local government Area of the State.

‘Devil’ and his gang were attacked by the police in their hideout at a forest in Okwale, boundary between Rivers and Abia State.

According to the Policce, “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 Local Government Areas of Khana and Gokana, after collecting ransom.”

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Sadly, two Police Officers sustained gunshot wounds during the operation 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.”

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