Bandits kingpin responsible for Yauri school girls, Greenfield varsity, NDA attacks feared killed

There are indications that a notorious bandit Kingpin Boderi who orchestrated many high profile kidnappings including the Yauri school girls, Greenfield University and Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) may have been killed by troops of Nigerian Army in Kaduna.
The Army said he was killed alongside another kingpin, Bodejo in the ambush.

A statement Wednesday by Army spokesperson Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachuckwu disclosed that efforts are on to authenticate his death.
Nwachuckwu said he was ambushed along the Bada – Riyawa axis on the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Road.
“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,” he said.
In a separate operation, he disclosed that troops neutralised insurgents and recovered more firearms and ammunition in encounters with insurgents in the general area of Igabi, Giwa and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas of Kaduna state.
According to him, troops in response to recent insurgents’ attacks against civilians in Igabi and Giwa Local Governments projected ongoing operations to flush out the insurgents from these areas and bring succour to the people.

He also said troops while on a fighting patrol along Maganda-Dausayi – Mugaba axis, troops came under fire from insurgents who employed rustled herds of cattle as shields while they engaged the troops with direct fire.

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.

He disclosed that in the ensueing firefight that lasted for about an hour, troops neutralised 2 of the insurgents and recovered 1 AK 47 rifle,1 AK 47 Magazine, 3 rounds of 7.62mm Special , 1 Techno phone, 3 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 shield 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.