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Katsina  civilian JTF kills bandits leader as 200 others neutralized in two weeks

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The Katsina state Ministry of Internal Security has revealed  that the Civilian JTF had killed a bandits 

leader, Kachalla Maude.

According to the Ministry, Maude was killed last Friday night,15, March, 2024.

The Ministry revealed that the  Civilian JTF under the support of security agents staged ambush on the terrorists group led by Kachalla Maude at Garin Rinji, a village in the western part of Batsari Local government.

It added that “during gun shots, the JTF rained heavy fire on the terrorists, leading to the  capture and the death of the gang leader Kachalla Maude”.

Maude and his group were said to have been terrorizing western part of Batsari Local government.

 Maude also reportedly confessed  to have led attacks on several communities along Batsari/Danmusa axis, that led to the death of hundreds of innocent people.

 He also reportedly confessed to have collected over one hundred and thirty million Naira (130,000,000:00k) from victims families as ransom.

In a related development, the community Watch corps has killed more than 200 bandits in the past two weeks.

The corps has also rescued dozens of people who the bandits  held in captivity.

The state Commissioner for Information and culture, Bala Zango confirmed the development in a statement. 

He said Governor Dikko Radda commended the efforts of the civilian JTF, the Community watch corps and security agents in the state for their efforts in tackling crimes.

The Governor reportedly declared “it is encouraging how they are performing.”

The Governor also reportedly insisted that Katsina state government is winning the war against banditry as he urged the security operatives to put in more efforts to end  banditry  in the state.

Governor Radda further assured  that government will support security operatives  in  their onslaught against bandits in the state.

The state  Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Naziru Muazu also  said the civilian JTF and the Community watch corps, with the support from security agents were making a lot of impacts and scoring more successes in the fight against banditry in the state.

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