Boderi Isiya, a notorious bandit, has narrowly escaped being killed by Nigerian soldiers.
He escaped being neutralized by troops of the Nigerian Army, but his deadly second in command and several other fighters were gunned down.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in a statement on Saturday, explained that security agencies informed the state government of the development in an operational feedback.
The statement confirmed that Boderi and his terror group had a bad day at the hands of the combat-ready troops.
According to the statement, “The troops engaged the bandits around the Tollgate general area of Chikun local government area. The bandits scrambled in retreat, only to run into another ambush laid by the troops in Sabon Gida general area.”
The statement also confirmed that the troops engaged the bandits ferociously, and ultimately subdued them.
It stated that corpses and weapons were recovered at the scene, adding that some of the terrorists eventually died from bullet wounds.
It said that Boderi’s deadly second in command, one Musti, was among those identified to have been eliminated, alongside one Yellow Mai-Madrid and one Dan-Katsinawa, with others yet to be identified. Some of the terrorists are battling with life-threatening wounds.
The statement explained that Musti and Boderi were responsible for the security breach at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and kidnappings of students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, the Emir of Bungudu and several other citizens last year.
The statement noted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai hailed the efforts of the troops for the commendable feat under the leadership of the General Officer Commanding, One Division, Major General T.A. Lagbaja, being the latest of notable breakthroughs recorded since he took command.
The Kaduna state government assured that it would continue to keep the public updated on further developments.
It called on citizens with useful information regarding the bandits reported to be seeking medical attention in the general area and elsewhere, are encouraged to bring such information forward via the following numbers: 09034000060, 08170189999 for prompt action by the troops.
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