Virus,17 others wanted over killing of 11 cops...

The Bayelsa State Police Command has declared wanted leader of the renegade militant group, simply called Virus and 17 others involved in the April gruesome killing of 11policemen along the waterways of Lobia community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

The police command, according to a statement, yesterday, by its spokesman, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, said those wanted were found culpable in the killing of the policemen.

Among those declared wanted are Lucky Bakumo alias Blacky, Egedin Godday Sunday alias Community, Young Money alias Virus, Emeka Samuel, Blacky Wikewei, Idowu Matthew, Odobogheonuru Famous and Odenyen Zinikiware.

They are all identified as beneficiaries of the ongoing amnesty programme of the Federal Government.

It was learnt that the indictment of the alleged killers of the policemen was made possible with the arrest of one of the suspects identified as Jackson Feutubobai also known as Jasper.

Jasper, according to security sources, was a drop out of the Law Department in state-owned Niger Delta University, Amassoma.

The suspect told newsmen, while being paraded at the state police headquarters, that the suspects declared wanted were directly involved in the killing and burning of the policemen.

“Virus disobeyed my instruction and wasted the lives of the policemen,” he told newsmen, adding that the wanted Virus and others left Azuzuama for Port Harcourt and Bakassi after committing the  act.