The Kaduna State Authorities has confirmed that bandits’ chief ‘Rufai Maikaji’ was neutralized alongside dozens of his fighters
This was contained in a press release issued and signed by the Commissioner, Ministry of Inside Safety and House Affairs, Kaduna State. Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
Aruwan disclosed that ‘Rufai Maikaji’, a lethal bandit, who commanded over 100 fighters was neutralized throughout air raids in Igabi LGA.
“After painstaking checks with safety businesses, and cautious exploitation of quite a few human intelligence sources, the Kaduna State Authorities can authoritatively verify that one ‘Rufai Maikaji’ a lethal bandit who commanded over 100 fighters has been neutralized.”
‘Rufai Maikaji’, and dozens of his fighters had been neutralized throughout air interdictions across the fringes of Malul Forest in Igabi LGA of Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
“The aerial missions by which ‘Rufai Maikaji’ and his gang had been neutralized had been performed in late February when he (Rufai Maikaji) and the bandits beneath his command, on sighting floor troops, escaped from Anaba village of Igabi LGA the place they killed some residents, burnt homes and kidnapped some locals.
“The immediate response by the air platforms ended the reign of terror maintained by ‘Rufai Maikaji’ and his bloodsucking accomplices.” The assertion mentioned.
“From additional checks, ‘Rufai Maikaji’ and his group had been confirmed to be chargeable for the killing, kidnapping and cattle rustling in lots of communities in Giwa, Igabi and Chikun LGAs, particularly within the following places: Iyatawa, Garke, Kumfa, Bakali, Karau-Karau and Galadimawa, Anaba, Kerawa, Hashimawa, Sabon Birni, Buruku common space and elements of Chikun LGA axis of Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway.
“‘Rufai Maikaji’ is claimed to have begun his ignoble profession as an errand boy to some lethal bandits in and round Sabon Birni common space of Igabi LGA. From this place, he grew to turn out to be a family identify in banditry.
“The Kaduna State Authorities, army, police, DSS and all businesses have assured residents of the communities that suffered the brutality of ‘Rufai Maikaji’, that aggressive pursuit of different accomplices who escaped the onslaught is in full swing, and they are going to be caught sooner fairly than later.
“In his response, Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the army for taking down the bandit chief and his accomplices. The Governor additional assured them of the agency dedication of the federal government and folks of Kaduna State within the ongoing operations towards the bandits all through the state.”