Notorious bandit leader who got N130 million as ransom killed in Katsina

Civilian JTF in Katsina State says its men killed a notorious bandit leader, Kachalla Maude, on Friday night.

The Katsina State Ministry of Internal Security disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Civilian JTF under the support of security agents ambushed a terrorist group led by Kachalla Maude at Garin Rinji, a village in the western part of Batsari Local Government.

The Katsina State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Bala Zango, stated that during the ambush, the JTF rained heavy fire on the terrorists, leading to the capture of the gang leader.

He said Maude and his group have been terrorizing the western part of Batsari Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner said Maude before being killed, confessed to having led attacks on several communities along the Batsari/Danmusa axis, that resulted in the death of hundreds of innocent people.

Maude also confessed to having collected over N130 million as ransom from victims’ families.

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