One of the suspected militants, who killed four policemen and two soldiers at Ishawo in Ikorodu, a Lagos district, has been arrested.
Endurance Ominisan alias Mighty, an Arogbo indigene of Ondo State, who was arrested during an Easter Sunday operation, however died Tuesday at a hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained.
It was gathered operatives of the Inspector General of Police’ (IGP’s) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) trailed the kingpin to his lover’s home at 20, Joel Adebolu Street, Ibeshe in Ikorodu.
It was gathered that a Turkish made Fatih 13 pistol marked 12TF00126 with four expended and five live ammunition were recovered from him.
Their onslaught on the gang was sequel to a directive from IGP Ibrahim Idris to all police units and commands in Lagos and Ogun to get the culprits dead or alive.
According to a source, Mighty, who rented the accommodation for his lover, left the creek to hide there, after he learnt about a planned attack on the creek by security forces at the weekend.
“While other policemen were in the creek waiting for signal to carry on with the operation, IRT got information that the masterminds were fleeing the creek and one of them was at his girlfriend’s place at Ibeshe. He was followed and the house surrounded.
“Mighty escaped to the roof of the house from where he fired several shots with his pistol on the IRT teams. The team responded swiftly and fatally wounded him in his hiding place on the roof. He was eventually brought down from the roof and rushed to General Hospital Ikorodu where he later died.
“But before his death, he mentioned one America, Stone, Vika and others as his gang members, who participated in the killing of the four policemen and soldiers.
“The kingpin confessed to have masterminded the kidnaps of Iba Monarch, Turkish School Girls and many others within the zone,” said the source.”