Augustine Agulegbu, the second in command of late Don Waney’s killer squad, known as ‘The Red Squad’ was on Wednesday shot dead by security operatives in Delta State in a sting operation.
Agulegbu was the deputy to Emenike, the leader of the squad and until his death the sixth-in-command to the slain Don Waney.
Operatives of the Department of State Services, had reportedly trailed Agulegbu, also known as Nana, to one of his hideouts located along the New Sapele Road, Obiaruko in Ukwani LGA of Delta State, before he was shot.
The Chairman of ONELGA, Osi Olisa, confirmed the killing of Agulegbu, saying the deceased’s corpse was displayed at the local government secretariat in Omoku.
He thanked Governor Nyesom Wike, the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army and the DSS for their commitment towards ensuring that peace returned to the area.
Olisa said, “The once-bewildered people of ONELGA are beginning to lead a normal live once again. The return of peace may not have been possible without the commitment of our peace-loving Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.
“We also appreciate all the security agencies, especially the Department of State Services and the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, for the killing of Don Waney’s CSO, Augustine Agulegbu, a.k.a. Nana.
“The crackdown on the chief security officer of the late Omoku gang leader, Johnson Igwedibia, a.k.a. Don Waney, is part of the ongoing efforts to cleanse ONELGA of all social vices.
“As a local government council, we shall continue to offer our best support to the Government of Rivers State and all the security agencies to make ONELGA safe for everyone.”
Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, also confirmed Agulegbu’s killing.