Don Waney’s Gang Members Surrender in Imo

Members of a notorious gang led by the late Don Waney have surrendered in Imo State.
Members of the group were declared wanted and its leader, John Igwedibe (aka Don Waney) was gunned down in Enugu by security agents. His younger brother was shot dead days later.
The gang was responsible for the New Year’s Day killings in Omoku, Rivers State, which claimed more than 17 lives.
Emenike Agamu (aka General Red Scorpion), who is said to be the fourth in-command in the Don Waney cult gang, Monday surrendered his arms to security operatives in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Agamu, who is among the suspected cultists declared wanted by the Rivers State government, surrendered alongside other Don Waney boys who had earlier rejected the government’s amnesty offer.
Red Scorpion confessed that the militant group killed many people and blew up many oil pipelines.
The group submitted explosives, rocket launchers and high calibre rifles, such as AK47, among others.
Receiving the repentant militants, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha said the development would ensure lasting peace in the oil producing areas.
He said: “It is very shocking to note that most of the activists of the Avengers and those of Don Waney operatives are our sons and daughters and their surrendering arms will end the security challenges we have in the Ohaji/Egbema, Awara and the rest of the areas where people have been on self-exile for many years.”
He added: “Today, we are welcoming back our brothers and sisters who have remained in the creeks and forest for so many years, perpetuating all kinds of evil, killing and maiming human beings.
“But today, glory to God, these our children have decided on their own to come back to the society and be part of the society.
“They are doing so on their own, surrendering arms which they have used in committing criminal activities for what they called expression of grievances of different sorts.
“We, as a government, are happy, particularly that these young boys and girls will now come back as good citizens of Imo State. We are here to receive them and listen to them. What they say today will determine the role of government in assisting them and making sure they become good citizens once more. It is the wish of the Niger Delta people to welcome you back as good citizens.”

Author: News Editor

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