It was a black easter celebration for residents of Akina Zion and Asere Communities in the Arogbo axis of Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State as a notorious militant, Mr Mone Kutu, popularly known as MK invaded the two Communities at about 1:am and began to raze down houses.
The notorious militant who is reported to have masterminded various activities of kidnapping, armed robbery and sea piracy among others has been on the trail of security operatives since 4th of October, 2020 when a combined team of men of the Nigeria Army, Navy, DSS and Gallery Security Ltd stormed his camp in the creek of Asere Community.
In the operation that lasted for about an hour, M.K and his boys escaped leaving behind a kidnapped victim who had been in their den for several months.
It was gathered that during the operation, the house of the notorious militant and kidnapper which served as a meeting point for his gang members was burnt down by the army.
Since then, the whereabouts of M.K and his boys remained unknown until yesterday when he invaded the village at midnight and razed down houses of some residents who he had alleged were giving out information about him to security operatives.
As at the time of filing this report, while no casualty has been recorded, a number of houses belonging to the families of late PaTorubinghan, Pa Majaro, Baba Igelila and Mr Menebi Robinson among others were burnt down completely with property running into millions of naira got wantonly destroyed. Some other houses were left partly demolished by the militants
Efforts to reach the DPO in charge of Arogbo Divisional Police headquarters for confirmation and necessary clarifications have been unsuccessful. However, Ijaw News gathered that M.K and his gang members including Mone July, Socopi Ajilo and Longi Eyen who had a field day have since returned to their hideouts threatening to cause further havoc.
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