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Check Out Four Hardened Criminals That Terrorised Nigeria Until They Were Killed

Since Nigeria gained independence, many criminals have been arrested for their crimes against the country, some were killed.

In today's article, we'll be looking at four hardened criminals that disturbed the peace of Nigeria until they were killed.

1. Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini

This young man was a Nigerian bandit who was born in 1960 and died in 1987. In the 1980s, he terrorised Benin city. He was responsible for many armed robberies in Edo state, and he moved around with his sidekick identified as Monday Osunbor. At that time, Anini was called 'The Law' because many people thought he was untouchable.

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However, he was arrested by Nigeria's special anti-robbery squad and was executed by firing squad.


2. Osisikankwu

This young was a notorious criminal who kidnapped so many people between 2007-2010. He operated in Abia state and some parts of Rivers state.

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During that period, he was feared by many and was regarded as the lord of Kidnappers in Abia state. Many people thought he was untouchable because he claimed to have been fortified with charms. However, he was later captured and killed in 2010.


3. Abubarkar Shekau

This man was the leader of Boko Haram. He became the leader of this terrorist group in 2009 after the death of Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram.

He reigned mainly in the northern region of Nigeria, many lives were lost because of orders that came from him.

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Unlike the other criminals mentioned in this article, Abubakar Shekau wasn't killed by Nigeria's government, his death came at the hands of another terrorist group identified as ISWAP.

On the 19th of May 2021, ISWAP infiltrated the hideout of Abubakar Shekau in Sambisa forest, and he was killed.


4. Ishola Oyenusi

This man was a notorious armed robber in the 1970s and he operated mainly in the south-western region of Nigeria.

He was popularly known as Dr Ishola, and he committed several crimes like carjacking, robberies and many others.

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Dr Ishola and six members of his gang were killed by firing squad on September 8, 1971.

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