Infamous bandits’ leader killed by rival gang in Zamfara

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An ill-famed bandits’ leader identified as Dogo Gide has been killed by a rival bandit group in Zamfara state.

Gide was said to be recuperating from gunshot wounds sustained in a fight at Kuya Bana forest of the State.

According to a source familiar with the happenings in the area, Dogo Gide had been in his hideout in the forest when he was ambushed and killed by the rival faction.

Residents say that Gide’s death is a timely advantage in the war against insurgency in the Northwest.

Gide had been known for his brutal attacks on several communities in Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, katsina and Kebbi States over the years.

It was gathered that he had killed another notorious bandits’ leader, Buharin Daji some years ago.

“At the height of his notoriety he controlled several hundred of heavily armed men and has camps in Kuya Bana forest, Zamfara State, Goron Dutse forest, Dogon Gona forest in Birnin Gwari and Shiroro LGAs, respectively in Kaduna/Niger States and Kafarma forest.” A source said.

“Dogo Gide was the brain behind the kidnap of one hundred and twenty six students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Maraban Damishi, chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on 5th July 2021, where over thirty students and several staff of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri were abducted about four months ago”

“They regained their freedom after several millions of naira was paid as ransom by the parents and well wishers of the abductees.

“The present disagreement between different factions of the bandits is a welcome development and is coming on the heels of relentless clampdown on armed bandits by our gallant security forces. Several of the most notorious armed bandits’ leaders have either been killed or arrested by the security forces.”