The federal government has been fighting to end the spate of insecurity in northern Nigeria. Since the bandits started their activities in northern Nigerian, the Nigerian Army has continued to fight the armed groups whose primary aim is to attack innocent Nigerians and kidnap people into the thick forest, and demand for ransom.
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In the last few weeks, the Army launched offensive strikes against the bandits in the northwest and took the fight to their various hideouts.
The offensive campaign appears to be achieving its primary aim after the bandits were cutoff from their various camps and limited their movements within the forest.
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In September alone, the security agents in its efforts to end the activities of the bandits succeeded in capturing two notorious leaders of the bandits who have been terrorizing innocent Nigerians in the north.
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The security agents captured a notorious leader of the bandits, Kachalla Gadda Turji, who is known for leading an army of bandits in Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto, and the border of the Niger Republic.
Kachalla Gadda Turji was so strong that he was reported to have over 200 armed bandits under his control in Kuyambana Forest which he used to terrorize states in northern Nigeria.
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The security agent in one of their operations arrested Kachalla whose group was reported to have shot down the Alpha Jet belonging to Nigerian Air Force about two months ago.
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He was reported to have led several abductions in Kaduna, Zamfara, and Niger States and was also involved in cattle rustling in the northwest.
One unique thing about the recent development is that the notorious bandit leaders were captured alive by the security agents which will help to get relevant information to investigate the activities of bandits.
Their arrests will also help the security agents on how to tackle the activities of bandits in the northern region and also know how to end it.
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