Famous gangster Nasiru Kachalla killed in Kaduna forest (photo)
The death of the famous bandit was confirmed by the security forces in Kaduna.
Nasiru Cachalla, known for devising several criminal acts including kidnapping, murder, cattle stealing and banditry, was killed in a clash between his gang and a rival band of bandits.
“Human intelligence networks have confirmed that criminals from rival parties were also killed, including some of Cachalla’s lieutenants,” said Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Homeland Security and Internal Affairs, in a statement.
“The clash took place in a forest near the boundaries of the Kajuru-Chikun administrative territories of the central senatorial district of Kaduna. The dispute over a large herd of rustling cattle is said to have caused a fatal confrontation.
“Kachalla and his gang have been implicated in various crimes including kidnapping, murder and banditry on the Kaduna-Abuja road as well as in the general Chikun / Kajuru areas. He initiated the kidnapping on January 9, 2020 of seminarians of the Great Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Kaduna, and the kidnapping on January 24, 2020 of Ms. Bola Atagi and her two children. “
The perpetrators later killed one of the seminarians, Michael Nnadi and Ms. Ataga, before freeing her children.
The Kachalla criminal gang is also responsible for the October 3, 2019 kidnapping of six students and two teachers from the College of Engravers in the Kakau Municipal Village of Chikun Province.
During the pursuit of Mr. Kachalla in April 2020, security officials arrested three members of his gang, Tukur Usman, Shekha Bello and Mustafa Mohammed, as you can see in the attached photo.
In another case, troops repulsed an attempted attack by armed bandits on the Galadimava-Zaria road in the Giva local government area.
The bandits blocked the road for several minutes, periodically shooting at the motorists who were driving along the highway.
A joint group of the 4th battalion and a regiment of sappers of the Nigerian army was mobilized on the spot. The road was cleared and normal operation restored, without kidnapping or injury to motorists.
Troops and police currently dominate the area with patrols.
In addition, the government was informed of an incident in a forest located in the western part of the Chikun local government, where armed bandits opened fire on some hunters.
Security authorities are conducting an investigation to establish the exact location and possible deaths. Citizens will be informed of prompt feedback as it becomes available.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El Rufai reached out to Tsohon Gaya, Sabon Gaya and other communities whose members went missing while hunting.