Biola Ebila, leader of a notorious gang, ‘One Million Boys’ has been killed in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria but another report claimed that he was shot by security agents when he was resisting arrest.
His death followed a reported gun battle between him and a rival gang.
The gangster was the boss of a violent gang that has caused violence in the state.
He was also on the wanted list of the state police command over his alleged involvement in the killing of a leader of another notorious gang, Ekugbemi some weeks ago.
Meanwhile, he police spokesman in Oyo state, SP Gbenga Fadeyi said the corpse of the notorious gang leader was brought to the police in a tricycle on Sunday, July 12.
He said: “I don’t have information yet about the cause of his death. His boys have been making frantic efforts to prevent the police from having access into that Kudeti area for many days.
Our men had been dispatched to the area to investigate the incident. When properly briefed, we shall be able to give a detailed account of what actually happened. For now, I cannot tell you much”.
In recent times, Nigeria has been bewildered with a series of major security challenges threatening to throw the nation into crisis.
Gangsterism has been rife in Nigeria for about 3 decades. They are called secret cults at tertiary institutions but the menace now pervades the entire society.
Reports claim politicians also use these gangsters to execute ‘dirty violent jobs’.
The gangsters often do kidnapping, armed banditry, killings, abductions and terrorist attacks.
A section of the Nigerian society also hold high and celebrate gangsterism and gang leaders are famous and well respected.