Police Speak on Rumoured Death of Notorious Bandit Leader Dogo Gide

Police Speak on Rumoured Death of Notorious Bandit Leader Dogo Gide

  • Uncertainty continues to surround the alleged killing of a dreaded terrorist leader, Dogo Gide
  • Gide was said to have been killed after reportedly sustaining gunshot wounds during a gunfire exchange with Nigerian troops
  • However, the spokesperson for the Sokoto state police command, Ahmad Rufai, an assistant superintendent of police, has made a clarification

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering security matters in Nigeria.

Mabera, Sokoto state - A top police representative in Sokoto state has said he cannot confirm if bandits’ leader Dogo Gide, who was purportedly shot by the military died.

Legit.ng reports that the social media was on Wednesday, March 27, awash with stories saying Dogo Gide had been killed by Nigerian security agents.

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It is not certain that bandit leader Dogo Gide has been killed
Dogo Gide's alleged death is unconfirmed. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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However, when contacted, Ahmad Rufai, the spokesperson of the police in Sokoto state, said he only read the news of Dogo Gide’s death on social media platforms.

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Daily Trust quoted him as saying:

“Having read it on social media, I made an inquiry from our command because I am not in town, but the response I got did not confirm that the terrorist died in a private hospital in Mabera, Sokoto.
“Whatever may be the case, I will communicate with you as soon as I get details of the incident.”

Gide is one of the deadliest terrorists in Nigeria with hundreds of fighters under his command.

He is known to have been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks against civilians and security forces in the northwest region of Nigeria, especially Zamfara and Sokoto states.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna, blamed corruption for Nigeria's years-long battle with banditry and terrorism.

Sani stated that terrorists are “afraid” of attacking targets in neighbouring countries like Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, but the same cannot be said of Nigeria.

According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Nigeria’s defence and security apparatuses, in the past, did not dedicate themselves to the service.

Source: Legit.ng

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