Jubilation as troops kill notorious bandit leader in Kaduna

2024-05-13 22:18:15

Legit.ng - Nigeria news.

Kaduna state - The troops of Operation Whirl Punch have killed a notorious kingpin, Dogo Bangaje and three other bandits during fighting patrols in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state at the weekend.

The operational feedback said the soldiers conducted the special fighting patrol first to Tumburku village and then projected the same to Sabon Sara, both in Giwa LGA.

Commissioner of the ministry of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made this known in a statement on Monday, May 13, Leadership reports.

The troops, acting on credible intelligence engaged the criminals in hot pursuit after they sighted the bandits fleeing the latter location.

According to SaharaReporters, two bandits were killed and a range of items, including a motorcycle, a mobile phone, gas lighters, tobacco, assorted charms, and a polythene bag containing petrol were recovered by the troops.

"Another leg of the operation was conducted at Basurfe village, Southwest of Kindandan. The troops fought through an ambush and forced the bandits to flee on motorcycles. A vigorous pursuit resulted in two more bandits being neutralized. The troops further exploited the area and dislodged a camp serving as a treatment area for the insurgents."

It was gathered that one of the bandits killed in the operations was a notorious bandit leader Dogo Bangaje.

The notorious bandit leader was killed alongside a close associate yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Sokoto state police command killed a suspected notorious bandit and kidnap kingpin, Bello Hantsi, also known as Mai Dubu-Dubu.

The bandit leader met his Waterloo following a coordinated onslaught by the operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit in conjunction with the divisional police officer (DPO) of the Kware division who mobilised in search of the suspect.

The state police spokesman, Ahmad Rufai, indicated that the slain terrorist was the mastermind and provider of arms and ammunition to five previously apprehended kidnapping suspects.

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