The Nigerian military on Thursday arrested kidnap kingpin, Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo, popularly known as Karowei, who allegedly masterminded the abduction of four British missionaries at Enekorogha community, Burutu council area of Delta State in 2017.
One of the missionaries, Ian Squire, 57, was killed while in custody of Karowei’s gang.
He is also accused of leading the gang responsible for the beheading and killing of a Nigerian Navy Captain in Toru-Ndoro community, Ekeremor council area of Bayelsa State.
Details of Karowei’s arrest are scarce but community sources confirmed his arrest.
It is understood that the wanted militant had voluntarily surrendered himself to the military at Ogbogbagbene community in Burutu council area of the state.