Two band kingpins described as notorious, Halilu Buzu and Alaji Gana have been killed through airstrikes by the Nigeria Airforce.
It was gathered that while Halilu Buzu was killed on October 21, at Sububu, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alaji Gana was eliminated on November 14, at Kidandan Forest in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A defence intelligence operative said that the terrorists’ leaders met their waterloo alongside their foot soldiers after credible intelligence revealed their exact locations in both states.
“After obtaining actionable intelligence, the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) eliminated the leaders, several terrorists and destroyed their logistics bases where they stored ammunitions, vehicles, motorcycles, and other ill-gotten loots.
“In fact, Halilu Buzu had scheduled an early-morning meeting with some of his foot soldiers in Sububu area when he was eliminated including notorious foot soldiers that included Ceri, Dan’mosalmi, Danbarkeji, Guguwa, Dan Sha Bakwai and Marshall Hana Zuwa.”
Meanwhile, some locals have expressed joy over the killing of Buzu who was notorious for terrorising and torturing kidnapped victims.
They also acknowledged that the frequency of kidnappings, cattle rustling and other terrorist activities in the area has reduced.