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Troops kill mastermind of NDA, Yauri, Greenfield attacks in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division Headquarters have killed a notorious bandit kingpin, known as Boderi, in an ambush. Boderi is said to have been the mastermind…

Troops of 1 Division Headquarters have killed a notorious bandit kingpin, known as Boderi, in an ambush.

Boderi is said to have been the mastermind behind the attacks on the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and also the abduction of the Yauri school girls and some students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.

Boderi, according to the Army spokesperson, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement, was killed alongside another bandit chief, Bodejo, by troops.

He said: “Intelligence sources are reporting that the notorious bandit Kingpin Boderi who orchestrated many high profile kidnappings including the Yauri school girls, Greenfield University and Nigerian Defence Academy attacks was killed alongside another kingpin, Bodejo in the ambush. Efforts are on to authenticate this using other means.”

According to him, “In one of the operations carried out by troops along Bada – Riyawa axis on the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Road, insurgents who used rustled herds of cattle as shields, opened fire on the troops but they responded promptly.

“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.

“In the ensuing firefight that lasted for about an hour, troops neutralised two of the insurgents and recovered 1 AK 47 rifle,1 AK 47 Magazine, three rounds of 7.62mm Special, 1 Techno phone, three 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 shields 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 in another operation conducted by troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, they ambushed some insurgents along the Bada – Riyawa axis on the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari Road.

He said, “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.”

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