By Charles Edet
Updated December, 21, 2022.
Galant Vigilante Officers operating in Ezinifitte , Nnewi South local Government Area of Anambra, last week, apprehended the man behind mask of the unknown gunmen.
The gunman, Chuma Ejionye was caught by vigilant operatives of tlocal vigilante.
Chuma Ejionye, is a native of Awo, Ezinifite in Nnewi South is reportedly said to be the criminal architect of the various gun attacks in Ezinifitte and the surrounding areas of Nnewi South.
Indigenes and residents of Nnewi South LGA, especially Ukpor, Ezinifitte and Unubi is said to be hideout of criminals and gunmen, when insecurity engulfed and threatened the peace of Anambra State people.
The colleagues of the notorious gunman, who were captured in a viral video, claimed that the matter to them was a small case.
“I was in Unubi camp, before I moved to Ezinifitte, before going to Agulezechukwu, where I stayed with other members. Then, later I now left the group and escaped, to stay on my own,” he said.
According to the video, the suspect has long been on the wanted list of Joint Security Forces working in the State.
“He is a known kidnapper who has been responsible for the killing of security men, including vigilante.
“He kidnapped a prominent man and collected N1.5 million before setting him free, but unfortunately for the man, he was dumped in a place where he broke his lungs, and has been under treatment since then.
“JTF has visited his house and recovered guns and security uniforms which he used when he was a security man (he worked as a vigilante operative).
“He has been on the wanted list for a long time and has been one of the reasons Ezinifitte and Nnewi South were regarded as being highly unsafe.
“We got a tip off last night and we moved in and apprehended him where he was hiding,” the narrator explained.
When contacted, Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga said he is unaware of the incident.
“I don’t have such information before me please,” he said.