During an operation in Kaduna State, Nigerian Army soldiers murdered notorious bandit Kachalla Gudau.
He was one of the bandits that the Nigerian Army’s soldiers neutralized on Sunday at Kankomi in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement and claimed that Kachalla, who controls a sizable contingent of foot soldiers, had been responsible for kidnappings and murders in the local governments of Chikun, Kachia, and Kajuru before his death.
Aruwan claimed that careful exploitation of human intelligence networks supported other pieces of information, concluding that Gudau was indeed one of the victims of the valiant soldiers’ bullets as they repelled an attack launched by the notorious bandit himself, putting an end to his ignoble reign of brutality and evil.
The infamous bandit, who is rumored to have connections to other infamous kingpins in the North-West and North-Central states, was found dead in the Kankomi Forest.
Credible sources claimed that after his remains were found, a sizable group of bandits acting under his direction buried him in an area thought to be near Kaku Forest, which is located in the Kaso general area of Chikun LGA.
Security reports claim that Gudau, in addition to kidnapped citizens and executing victims who resisted abduction, played key roles in the coordinated kidnappings of students and foreigners in the Kajuru, Chikun, and Kachia councils.
Gudau also engaged in concerted attacks on herder settlements to rid them of their animals, adding to his criminal actions and making him the unlawful owner of vast herds of cattle.
He frequently exchanged the rustling animals for millions of naira. He also struck negotiations to buy high-tech weapons and ammunition as well as illegal substances.
The peak of his cattle rustling rampage occurred in the first and second quarters of 2022, when Gudau and his companions stole 1,600 and 3, 332 cattle, respectively, in Kajuru LGA alone.
Another one of the bandits whose remains were discovered by the troops has been identified as “Rigimamme,” a dependable criminal ally of Gudau.
The attack on the military base in Kankomi, where he met his doom, may have been sparked by the heat of the kinetic operations that denied his bandits their freedom of action.
The Commissioner added that Governor Nasir El-Rufai to Rufai remained committed to pursuing the containment of terrorism and all criminal activity that threatens the security and safety of citizens is unwavering and that the Kaduna State government, which is under his leadership, will continue to support security forces on all fronts.
He claimed that Kachalla Gudau’s dishonorable demise is a wonderful development and a loud warning to those who represent a threat.