A notorious kidnapper and robbery kingpin known for his exploits in the underword in Rivers State and its environs, General Igbudu and five others have been killed in a shootout with the Joint Task Force in Ahoada East Local Government Area on Saturday night.
The late Igbudu was said to be on the wanted listed of the Police in the state for sometime now.
They were said to have been shot dead when they went on a robbery operation on Ahoada East portion of the East West Road.
When the news filtered into town that General was dead, many residents of Ahoada East made the Police Station a Mecca of sort, they trooped in droves to catch a glimpse of the corpse of the infamous kidnapper and the other five who had allegedly terrorised the area for a very long time.
An eyewitness said, the six victims were chasing a bus owned by one of the popular transport companies(Godfrey Agufere), motors, in their SUV Jeep, but their vehicle somersaulted and crashed into the bush.
The Police van which was on their trail came after them before they could escape and killed them, including their kingpin who attempted to escape into the bush.
The Spokeman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), who confirmed the incident said the criminals faked amnesty offer of the state government, but went back to criminality.
Omoni assured other criminals whose repentance are not genuine that they will also end up the same way these ones have gone.