Military arrests Karowei, alleged killer of British missionary, army captain

The Nigerian military has arrested alleged kidnap kingpin, Mr. Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo also known as Karowei, who allegedly masterminded the abduction and subsequent killing of one of the four British missionaries at Enekorogha community, Burutu council area of Delta State last year.

Karowei is also alleged to have led the gang responsible for the beheading and killing of a Nigerian Navy Captain in Toru-Ndoro community, Ekeremor council area of Bayelsa State.

He was said to have been arrested on Thursday.

The kidnap kingpin, who had been declared wanted, was alleged to be the brain behind the killing of Ian Squire, 57, seized by the militant gang during the October 13 abduction of the Christian missionaries.

According to The PUNCH, the wanted militant had voluntarily surrendered himself to the military at Ogbogbagbene community in Burutu council area of the state.

Although details of his arrest were still sketchy at the time of filing this report, community sources confirmed the development to this correspondent.

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