List, Photos of 21 ‘Violent Criminals’ Defence Headquarters Declared Wanted in Southeast

Mar 23, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • The Defence Headquarters in Abuja declared 21 individuals wanted in the southeast for various crimes, including terrorism and kidnapping
  • No bounty was placed on these individuals, but the public was urged to report any information about them
  • Additionally, 43 individuals were declared wanted in the Northwest for banditry and terrorism, while 33 were declared wanted in the Northeast for affiliation with Boko Haram and ISWAP

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FCT, AbujaThe Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared 21 “violent criminals” wanted in the southeast geopolitical zone for terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes.

Director of Defence, Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba displayed the names and photographs of the wanted persons in a poster he released on Saturday, March 23, in Abuja.

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared 21 persons wanted in the southeast.
Photo credits: @BTOofficial, @otegaogra
Source: Twitter

The poster showed names and photographs of the wanted persons in various geopolitical zones, and they were designated either as terrorists, kidnappers, or persons behind violent crimes, Vanguard reported.

Below is the list of those declared wanted:

  1. Simon Ekpa, a Finland-based, self-styled Biafra agitator
  2. Chika Edoziem, Biafra agitator
  3. Egede
  4. Zuma
  5. ThankGod
  6. Gentle
  7. Flavour
  8. Mathew
  9. High Chief Williams Agbor
  10. Ebuka Nwaka
  11. Obiemesi Chukwudi, aka Dan Chuk
  12. David Chidiebube
  13. Amobi Okafor, aka Temple
  14. Action One – IED maker
  15. Ogwuchukwu Veritas Eleoba
  16. Ebuka Nwaka (virus)
  17. Friday Ojinka
  18. David Nduibisi
  19. Terhemba (aka Full Fire)
  20. Informant
  21. Informant

Note that two of the suspects on the list were simply described as “informant” with no specific name. However, their photos are published in the poster.

No bounty was placed persons declared wanted.

The DHQ did not place any bounty on the persons declared wanted. It, nevertheless, urged members of the public to report information about the wanted person via phone numbers: 090488450750, 09071230344, 08167291448, 09135783469, 09127140930 and 08146691704

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Meanwhile, the DHQ declared 43 persons wanted in the Northwest in connection with banditry, kidnapping and terrorism.

Among them are Alhaji Shingi, Malindi Yakubu, Boka, Dogo Gide, Halilu Sububu, Ado Aliero, Bello Turji, Dan Bokkolo, Labi Yadi, Nagala, Saidu Idris, Kachalla Rugga and Sani Gurgu.

It also declared 33 Boko Haram and Islamic State–West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists wanted in the Northeast.

Among them are Abu Zaida, Modu Sulum, Baba Data, Ahmad, Sani Teacher, Baa Sadiq, Abdul Saad, Kaka Abi, Mohammad Khalifa, Umar Tella, Abu Mutahid, Malam Mohammad, Malam Tahiru Baga, Uzaiya and Ali Ngule.

In 2022, the military declared 19 bandits wanted in the northwest and placed a N5 million bounty on their heads, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that in 2022,

It is not clear whether those declared wanted in 2022 have been captured or killed, but names like Bello Turji and Halilu Babubu are still featured on the list released on Saturday.

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Insecurity: DHQ unveils plan to protect schools

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Defence Headquarters introduced its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Safe School Initiative.

The initiative was established in 2014 following the abduction of around 300 schoolgirls from Chibok, Borno State, to ensure that children in conflict zones or affected by insecurity can continue their education safely.

Led primarily by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, with support from other security agencies, the SOP launch specifically targets military personnel involved in the initiative.

Source: Legit.ng





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