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Nigerian army says gang leader known as Don Wani killed

AP  |  Warri (Nigeria) 

The says it has killed a who was accused of planning a New Year's Day massacre that left 17 people dead.

Army Col says that Igwedibia, popularly known as or Don Waney, was killed yesterday evening, along with two of his lieutenants.

The suspects were killed during a heavy gunbattle with security officers in Enugu state in eastern

had being accused of killing dozens of people including police officers, ambushing security patrol teams and kidnapping scores of others for ransom.

The had granted and his group amnesty about a year ago in exchange for his weapons. But the group later backed out of the deal and again took up arms.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 06:40 IST