Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, also known as Karowei, the suspected militant leader who was declared wanted and accused of killing British Missionary Ian Squire, has surrendered himself to the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe.
JTF Commander Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi confirmed that the suspect surrendered under a superior firepower during a JTF operation. Though the commander did not give details of where the suspect was apprehended, he disclosed that the operation is still ongoing to ensure that all perpetrators are brought to book.
Peregbabofa and others allegedly abducted four British missionaries David and Shirley Donovan, Ian Squire, and Alanna Carson, on October 13, 2017, at Enekorogha community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Three of those abducted regained their freedom afterwards, but Squire lost his life in the kidnappers’ den.
In the aftermath, Karo-Owei Pere Gbakumor, an indigene of Enekorogha community, was declared wanted and a bounty of N2million was announced for information leading to his arrest.