A notorious bandits’ leader, Dogo Gide, has been killed by his deputy commander, Sani Dan Makama.
GISTSMATE Media through Vanguard gathered that Gide was killed after being shot during a dispute at Kuya Bana forest in Kaduna State on Sunday, October 31.
The slain leader was the brain behind the kidnap of students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Maraban Damishi, Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Gilde, who was also behind the kidnap of scores of students and staff of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, had been terrorising many communities in the North West over the years.
Recall that in March 2018, Gide had killed the former leader of the bandits in the area, Buhari Daji, and became the kingpin of his territory.
“Dogo Gide was killed by his lieutenant called Sani Dan Makama following a small dispute at Kuyanbana Forest linking Zamfara – Birnin Gwari – Dogon Dawa towns.
“At the height of his notoriety, he controlled several hundred heavily armed men and has camps in Kuya Bana forest, Zamfara State, Goron Dutse forest, Dogon Gona forest in Birnin Gwari and Shiroro LGAs, respectively in Kaduna/Niger States and Kafarma forest.
“Dogo Gide was the brain behind the kidnap of one hundred and twenty-six students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Maraban Damishi, Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on 5th July 2021, where over thirty students and staff of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri were abducted about four months ago,” a security source quoted by PR Nigeria said.