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Nigerian Army kills notorious criminal, Otoabashi in Akwa Ibom

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Nigerian Army troops have killed a prominent criminal and gang leader, Otobong Moses popularly known as Otoabasi in Akwa Ibom State.

TopNaija understands that during a raid on his hideout at Obon Ebot in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of the state, Otoabasi was killed by troops of troops 2 Brigade Nigerian Army.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain Samuel Akari, confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday, May 19, adding that the hideout was also destroyed by the soldiers.

Before his hideout was destroyed, the soldiers recovered weapons and ammunition, including one Sub Machine Gun and magazine, 67 rounds of 9mm ammunition, two motorcycles, 16 mobile phones, one AK-47 rifle magazine with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and nine machetes.

During the raid, the following items were also recovered, two military monkey jackets, one helmet strapped with a military camouflage uniform, two pairs of military camouflage uniforms, one military pullover, an ATM card, two TV sets, a standing fan, decoder, and four generator sets.

Akari added that two kidnap victims were rescued from the hideout while three of Otoabasi’s accomplices were also arrested by the troops.

Residents of the region, on the other hand, were guaranteed their safety by the Army commander, who encouraged them to go about their legitimate business without worry.

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