Azunda Elechi, a staunch member of late Deygbam cult leader’s camp, Ekwueme Brown (aka) Lucifer was killed last Thursday in a shootout between the Police and the cultists at Ndele community, Emohua LGA.
Mr Elechi who was said to be number five man in late Lucifer’s camp had mobilized other surviving members of the gang last week Tuesday to Ndele community where two members of disbanded OSPAC (local Vigilante) group were beheaded and another two persons killed by the suspected cultists.
Mr Elechi who is said to be on a mission to avenge the death of their late leader, lucifer who was killed by the joint effort of Police and members of vigilante from Ndele in his hideout at Agbia community, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on September 30th, 2019 remained in the community after killing four persons with a view to carrying out more attacks.
Source conversant to the development told our reporter that the revived late lucifer’s gang led by Elechi launched another attack in Ndele Thursday morning with the intention of killing more targets and re-establishing camps for kidnapping where the Police and local Vigilance group engaged the hoodlums in a shootout.
The source disclosed that the shootout led to death of Mr Elechi while some of his men escaped with bullet wounds.
Late Lucifer was said to be very notorious in hijacking vehicles and kidnapping Passengers in Emohua LGA axis of East -West Road between 2018 and early 2019 until he was dislodged from his camps in Ndele community.
He later ran to Agbia community in Bayelsa where he was killed by security forces.
SP Grace Iringe Koko, Police Public Relations Officer in a statement said in the early hours of Thursday, June 1, Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command received information that one Mr Azunda Elechi, aged 28 from Omofo Community, Ndele Emouha, a notorious member of the Dey-Gbam Cult Group, was among those that carried out an attack at Mgbola Village, Ndele on Tuesday, 30th May, where four persons were left dead.
SP Koko said on Wednesday, 31st May, the Dey-Gbam Cult Group invaded the community again and in a shootout between the cultists and the Police/local vigilantes, Azunda Elechi was fatally injured.
The Police image maker stated that one pump action and two live cartridges with three empty cartridge shells were recovered.