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Bandits’ commander, soldier killed in Kaduna, Katsina

A bandit said to have over 100 fighters under him has been killed in Kaduna, the state government said yesterday, adding that members of gang were also gunned down.

The bandits’ commander Rufai Maikaji and his men were neutralised by bombers, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said yesterday.

Aruwan said the hoodlums were killed on the fringes of Malul Forest in Igabi council area of the state.

“The prompt response by the air platforms ended the reign of terror maintained by Rufai Maikaji and his bloodsucking accomplices. From further checks, Rufai Maikaji and his group were confirmed to be responsible for the killing, kidnapping and cattle rustling in many communities in Giwa, Igabi and Chikun LGAs,” Aruwan said.

In Katsina, bandits yesterday ambushed and killed a soldier who was returning from a forest patrol in Safana council area of the state.

The Nation learnt that the bandits attacked the soldier about 1pm.

Investigation further showed that bandits have been operating freely in Safana.

Three secondary school students were recently kidnapped in the area while returning from school.

Calls to the military and police were not returned, nor did they respond to messages sent to them for confirmation.

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