Niger Delta ex-militant leader is dead

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According to report, an ex-militant leader, a native of Ogulagha Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Gen. Boni Gawei is dead.

Gawei died in an undisclosed hospital on Friday night after battling with a protracted ailment.

His death is coming few months after his reported release from the detention of the Department of State Security, DSS.

Until his death, Gawei was one of the warlords who prosecuted the lingering crisis on the side of Ogbe-Ijoh and Isaba communities against their Aladja counterpart in Warri South-West and Udu Local Government Areas of Delta State.

When contacted, the Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC Ogbe-Ijoh chapter, Comrade Smart Okosun confirmed the report, saying,”It’s true Gen. Boni Gawei is dead. We in IYC Ogbe-Ijoh will miss him because he is a brother.

“We also want to use this medium to sympathize with his family and pray God to give them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

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