Troops in Kaduna State have killed Rufai Maikaji, a deadly bandit and neutralized dozens of his fighters during air interdictions around the fringes of Malul Forest in Igabi LGA of Kaduna Central Senatorial District
This was made known by a statement released by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Home Affairs and Internal Securit, Samuel Arunwan, on Thursday.
He said the feat was achieved after painstaking checks with security agencies and careful exploitation of numerous human intelligence sources.
Maikaji is said to be a notorious bandit who commanded over a hundred fighters that terrorized communities in the state and responsible for lots of vices like killing, kidnapping, and cattle rustling around the area.
“The aerial missions in which ‘Rufai Maikaji’ and his gang were neutralized were conducted in late February when he (Rufai Maikaji) and the bandits under his command, on sighting ground troops, escaped from Anaba village of Igabi LGA where they killed some citizens, burnt houses and kidnapped some locals.”
“The prompt response by the air platforms ended the reign of terror maintained by ‘Rufai Maikaji’ and his bloodsucking accomplices,” he said.
The Kaduna State Government, military, police, DSS, and all agencies have assured residents of the communities that suffered the brutality of ‘Rufai Maikaji’, that aggressive pursuit of other accomplices who escaped the onslaught is in full swing, and they will be caught sooner rather than later.