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By David Owei

Bayelsa State militant leader and kidnap kingpin, late Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (aka Kareowei) who was killed, early this year by the Joint Task Force, JTF, in Niger Delta after he beheaded a security operative in the creeks, have resurrected.

The militant leader reportedly resurrected through the regrouping of remnants of his group in Bayesla and Delta states.

It was learned that the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, Mr. Muhammadu Mustafa, who has been keeping a tab on the gang had passed intelligence report on the new group to sister agencies.

A police source said the new squad operating under the aegis of Reformed Kareowei gang members is led by one Ibori with Kareowei Junior.

Commissioner Mustafa, who declined to give details of his findings on the gang, when contacted, only confirmed that the Command received intelligence on the new gang, following an investigation.

A source said two suspects arrested by the police in connection with a local arms factory might have given the police lead on the resurrected gang.

The source said: “The police may have informed the JTF to carry out a cordon and raid operations in Burutu communities of Okpolunou and Torugbene for these criminal elements and their weapons.”

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