On Monday, police in Rivers State killed the leader of a dreaded cult organization known as the ‘Greenlanders’ after a gunfight in the Owube Kingdom of the state’s Ahoada West LGA.

The cult commander, Izuma David Odiereke, also known as ‘Solution,’ has been on the police’s wanted list for nearly a decade.

When operatives attacked his camp in a nearby woodland, he reportedly opened fire and attempted to flee before being apprehended by superior firepower around 4 a.m. on Monday.

Olatunji Disu, the state Commissioner of Police, briefed reporters at the Area Command and labeled the cult commander as a serial killer.

He said, “His reign ended when the command took men to his camp at Api Forest between Odiereke Ubie and Joinkarama 4 in Ahoada West LGA.

“Attempts were made to capture him three days ago, but he escaped. We continued to lay siege on him.

“We have been having a series of attacks from this so-called General Odiereke that has just been killed alias solution.

“He has been on the wanted list since 2016. He has been a serial killer. A lot of people have died at his hands.

“Nobody can fish. Nobody can go to the farm because of this man. He is kind of a kid in the jungle. He comes to town in Ahoada West in Ibiza Clan, to be precise.

“The clan and the community had been deserted because anybody who comes around, he kills and escapes at will. He was doing everything he wanted.

“We are so happy that today, officers of the command led by the DOOR went after him, and luckily for us, they got him. So this is the end of the era of ‘General Solution’.

CP Disu disclosed that the killed cult kingpin was responsible for the death of the paramount ruler in the area in February this year, among about nine notable names murdered by his gang.

He commended operatives of the Ahoada Area Command and Division for their dedication and commitment to the fight against crime and criminality and urged them not to rest on their laurels.

Meanwhile, there was a crowd of natives of both Ahoada East and West LGA who trooped out to cheer the Commissioner of Police and his team on the feat achieved.

Speaking to newsmen, the Chairman of Ahoada East LGA, Ben Eke, expressed happiness, saying, “Even if he is from Ahoada West and killed in Ahoada West, the criminality will reduce in my local government.”

Similarly, Seji Ebenezer, Paramount Ruler of the Owube community, where the cult leader hails from, said, “The community is so excited. The young man has been terrorising the community.

“He is a serial killer, kidnapper, and notorious cultist.”





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