Jauro Daji: Huge Victory as Police Eliminate Notorious Bandits’ Leader, Gang Members Terrorising Niger State

Jauro Daji: Huge Victory as Police Eliminate Notorious Bandits’ Leader, Gang Members Terrorising Niger State

  • A notorious bandits' leader terrorising the people of Niger state, Jauro Daji, has reportedly been killed
  • Police operatives working with local vigilantes reportedly killed Daji alongside many of his gang members
  • The operatives also allegedly recovered motorcycles from the bandits who were ambushed on their way to a community

Kontagora, Niger state - Operatives of the anti-kidnapping team of the Nigerian Police have eliminated a notorious bandits’ leader, Jauro Daji, in Niger state.

According to PR Nigeria, the police operatives, with the support of local vigilantes, also killed several other bandits loyal to Daji in the Kontagora axis of the state on Monday, August 30.

Jauro Daji: Police Kill Notorious Bandits’ Leader, Gang Members in Niger State
Police operatives eliminated a notorious bandits’ leader, Jauro Daji, in Niger state. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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The security operatives also recovered motorcycles from the bandits, Daily Nigerian also stated.

Anonymous sources cited by the newspaper said the police acted on credible intelligence and ambushed the bandits who were trying to cross a stream in the bush for a kidnapping operation at an isolated community.

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One of the sources was quoted to have said:

“It was the combined team of policemen and local vigilantes that killed Jauro Daji and score of his bandits who were on a mission to abduct innocent persons at a village.
“The notorious Jauro Daji who is suspected to be involved in attacks on villages and schools led other armed bandits in large numbers on motorcycles.
“The operation was successfully executed on Monday between Gulbin Boka to Dogon Fadama area under Kontagora Local Government Area. We also recovered ten motorcycles.
“We have recruited the services of local divers to retrieve the weapons some bandits who escaped with their corpses threw into the river.”

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Niger state government suspended all weekly cattle markets across the state as part of measures to curtail the rising cases of armed banditry and kidnappings.

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The suspension will take effect from Wednesday, September 1, according to a statement made available on the state governor's Facebook page.

Legit.ng gathers that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, announced this via a statement released on Tuesday, August 31.

Source: Legit.ng

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