- Honest Digbara, aka Boboski, Rivers most wanted kidnapper, is dead
- The notorious kidnapper died on Saturday hours after he was arrested by the police
- Boboski was said to have died hours later, following injuries he sustained during the raid on his hideout
A notorious suspected kidnapper in Rivers state, Honest Digbara, popularly known as Boboski, is dead.
Boboski died shortly after he was arrested and paraded by the Rivers state police command on Saturday, September 12, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he was arrested by the police in a joint security operation with vigilante from Tai local government area of Rivers state.
Joseph Mukan, Rivers commissioner of police, said Boboski, whose driver was killed during a shootout with the police, was arrested alive.
According to the police boss, Boboski was responsible for a series of kidnappings and killings in the state.
“He was arrested through credible information by our partners who are always working with us with credible information. So, at about 2am, the police, in a swift operation sting, stormed his hideout. On sighting the police, they started firing at the police. Unfortunately for them, his driver was gunned down and he was arrested alive,” Mukan said.
“We have been on his trail, with the partnership of local vigilante, and fortunately, today, God delivered him to our hands.
“We want to assure the people of Rivers state that we will not relent. The fight against criminality is number one in policing this state, and they should rest assured that normalcy will soon return to this state.”
However, Boboski was said to have died hours later, following injuries he sustained during the raid on his hideout.
Governor Nyesom Wike had in 2019 placed a N30 million bounty on Boboski, who was declared wanted by the police for criminal activities in parts of Rivers.
In a related development, Gabriel Suswam, senator representing Benue north-east and former governor, has condemned the killing of Gana, a notorious criminal in the state.
Speaking on his development on Wednesday, September 9, Suswam said the security operatives have not learnt lessons from the killing of Mohammed Yusuf, founder of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
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