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Troops kill chief bandit behind NDA attack, others Published By: Paul Dada

Nigerian troops have killed a notorious bandit kingpin, known as Boderi, in an ambush.

Boderi was the one who masterminded the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. He was also behind the abductions of some students of Greenfield University, Kaduna and Yauri school girls.

Boderi was said to have killed alongside another bandit chief, Bodejo, by the 1 Division Nigerian Army.

Army spokesperson, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the developments in statement on Thursday.

According to him, in one of  the operations carried out by troops along Bada – Riyawa axis on the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Road, insurgents who used rustled herds of cattle as shields, opened fired on the troops but they responded promptly

He said: “The insurgents whose number could not be ascertained fired several shots at the troops from the cover of the herds of livestock prompting immediate response from troops.

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“In the ensuing firefight that lasted for about an hour, troops neutralised two of the insurgents and recovered 1 AK 47 rifle,1 AK 47 Magazine, three rounds of 7.62mm Special, 1 Techno phone, three Hilux and motorcycle keys, wraps of substance suspected to be marijuana, tramadol tablets and the sum of 13,200 Naira only.

“Unfortunately, in the encounter, some of the rustled livestock used as shields by the insurgents were caught in the crossfire. Troops are still on the trail of the fleeing insurgents and remain resolute on ridding the area of responsibility of armed violence.”

He said in another operation  conducted by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, they  ambushed some insurgents along the Bada – Riyawa axis on the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Road.

He said, “In the encounter, troops neutralized 6 insurgents and recovered 2 AK 47 rifles, 5 AK 47 rifle magazines, 300 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and 19 motorcycles which were destroyed.”

“Intelligence sources are reporting that the notorious bandit Kingpin Boderi who orchestrated many high profile kidnappings including the Yauri school girls, Greenfield University and Nigerian Defence Academy attacks was killed alongside another kingpin, Bodejo in the ambush. Efforts are on to authenticate this using other means.”

 

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