A suspected militant and member of the kidnap gang that allegedly killed four policemen and a Captain in the Nigerian Army, has been killed by the police during an exchange of gunfire.
The suspect, Endurance Ominisan, who was on Sunday arrested by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, died of his gunshot injuries in the hospital early on Tuesday.
It will be recalled that on April 9, gunmen killed six people, including an army captain, four policemen, a landlord and a member of the Oodua People’s Congress at Isawo in Ikorodu.
A source in the team told Metro that the Inspector General of Police deployed the team to Ikorodu to apprehend the suspects after the killing of the six people.
He said that close monitoring of the area by the police team led to an encounter that resulted in the death of the militant.
“On April 16, after several days of intensive follow-up by the IRT, one of the suspects, Endurance Ominisan, (a.k.a. Mighty), a native of Arogbo in Ondo State, came out from the creeks to visit his girlfriend.
Ominisan was visiting the girl at a house he rented for her at 20, Joel Adebolu Street at Ibeshe in Ikorodu.
“The team immediately surrounded the house, but on sighting the operatives, the militant climbed the roof of the house from where he fired several shots with his pistol at the team.
“The operatives swiftly returned fire and wounded the militant.
“The injured militant was eventually brought down from the roof and rushed to General Hospital, Ikorodu, where he later died.
“He mentioned one America, Stone, Vika, among others, as his gang members who participated in the killing of the policemen and a military officer.
“He also confessed that he participated in the kidnapping of the Oniba of Iba, the Turkish school girls and other abductions in Lagos and Ogun states before he died.
“One Turkey-made Fatih 13 pistol with serial number 12 TF00126, with four expended and five live ammunition, was recovered from him,” the source narrated.
He added that the team had intensified efforts to arrest the remaining members of the gang.