Another notorious leader of a terror gang, Wordi Amadi, has been eliminated by the police in Rivers State. This encounter took place during a gun battle as the Commissioner of Police for Rivers Command, CP Nwonyi Emeka, intensifies the crackdown on criminals. CP Emeka revealed this development on Tuesday in Port Harcourt. Amadi and his gang had been on the police’s wanted list, and the Chairman of Emohua Local Government (LG), Chidi Lloyd, had placed a N2 million reward on his head.
On June 13, 2023, at approximately 02:30 hours, the police operatives located a notorious kidnapping gang led by Wordi Amadi, a 25-year-old male from Elibrada in Emohua LGA. The encounter took place at Ogoloma, Okirika LGA. When the hoodlums spotted the police, they opened fire but were eventually overpowered. The gang leader and three other members, including a female, sustained fatal injuries. They were immediately transported to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital for medical attention, where the attending doctor pronounced them dead.
Amadi and his gang have long been sought by the police due to their involvement in the killing of law enforcement officers and innocent civilians. They have been terrorizing the East-West Road, engaging in activities such as kidnapping, robbery for ransom, and forcing the indigenes of Elibrada to abandon their homes.
The recovered items from the criminals include an AK47 rifle with 25 rounds of 7.62 x 32mm ammunition, an assault rifle with 20 live rounds, a pump-action shotgun with four live cartridges, and various charms. The investigation is still ongoing.
CP Emeka also revealed that on June 9, the police rescued five travelers who were kidnapped along the East-West Road between Eveku and Oduoha in Emohua. The victims were found in a forest hideout of the kidnappers.
In a summary of the recent crime-fighting efforts of the Command, CP Emeka stated that six suspects were apprehended, along with the recovery of four firearms, four cartridges, and 45 rounds of ammunition. Additionally, nine victims were successfully rescued.