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Zamfara: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Notorious Bandit Kingpin




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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of a notorious bandit kingpin, Baba and his counterpart during a gun battle at Gamraki village, Kwatarkwashi District of the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to the statement signed by the director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami on Monday, Baba and another were killed after engaging in a gun battle with the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji’s.

Danmadami noted that the troops had responded to engage the terrorist group, killed one in the community, and rescued the kidnapped victims.

Danmadami added that others had fled with gunshot injuries while an AK 47 rifle and one magazine were recovered.


The statement also reads, “On the same day, troops also responded to bandits’ attack on farmers harvesting their produce at Yar Tashar village in Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

“Troops neutralised a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Mr Bada. Bada was said to have attacked Yar Tashar village market and killed some farmers on 13 October 2022. Troops recovered one motorcycle, some weapons, and valuables.”

The Army further encouraged the public to partner with the army to give useful and credible information on criminal activities.


Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling with years of experience in the industry. She holds a BSC in Biology and also obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.

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