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NAF airstrikes eliminate bandit kingpin, Dogo-Umaru, 41 others behind killing of Katsina DPO

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Airstrikes undertaken by a Nigerian Air Force, NAF, aircraft have killed Dogo Umaru, a key terrorist-kingpin, loyal to the notorious bandit leader, Bello Turji.

The bombardments also killed no fewer than 40 other bandits.

PRNigeria gathered that the airstrikes were authorized by the military command after Dogo Umaru and his cohorts were confirmed to have orchestrated a series of ‘gruesome’ attacks on Magama Village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

One of their recent attacks led to the death of the Magama Divisional Police Officer, DPO, while a soldier was wounded.

Mr Umaru and his foot soldiers have been known to stage their attacks on surrounding villages from a nearby school, Tsamben Dantambara Primary School, which has since been deserted.

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However, PRNigeria learnt from a military covert operative that two aircraft were deployed to ‘massacre’ the Katsina terrorist elements..

“One of the aircraft engaged the terrorists in successive passes, while the second one equally mopped-up fleeing Terrorists,” he said.

Local sources residing near Tsamben Babare village revealed that 42 terrorists were eliminated in the NAF airstrikes, including Dogo Umaru.

An intelligence officer of the Nigerian Army said the military troops and men of other security agencies have intensified their operation in various theatres in the Northwest, recently.

“Last week, strikes by a NAF aircraft and combat operations of the ground troops in Kaduna and Niger States eliminated scores of terrorists near the Nigerian Defence Academy and along Shadadi-Maundu respectively”.

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