Security operatives have traced and gunned down one Kidnap kingpin and Former Militant General, Prosper David, who once embraced the federal Government Amnesty program but later formed a kidnapping gang in Bayelsa State.
IRT Operatives have been on his trail for a long time after he masterminded the kidnap of Mrs Tina Bob-Manuel on 22 November 2017 in her shop located at No.107 Nvuigwe Road Woji Port-Harcourt and several other kidnappings.
The suspect went underground after the collection of ransom in two installments and when he sensed that the Police were closing in on him, he changed his contact number known to his personal driver that was earlier arrested by the Police and relocated his family from Victory Estate Azikoro Yenagoa in December 2017 to the Creek all in a bid to avoid arrest.
After much intelligence gathering with Technical assistance Support from TIU, the suspect was tracked to Asiri area of Yenagoa Bayelsa state to his new rented apartment and on sighting the operatives, he ran into his apartment ceiling from where he engaged the Operatives but was neutralized and fatally injured which led to his death.
Serious efforts are in top gear to arrest other gang members and recovery of more arms.