A notorious terrorist, Dogo Oro, has been killed in Kebbi State, the government said on Friday.

Oro was neutralised by local vigilantes in Tunga village in Bunza Local Government Area of the North-Western State, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the Kebbi State Governor, Ahmed Idris.

He said the kidnapper launched attacks with sporadic shooting at people with bows and arrows in one of the surrounding villages of Kanzanna on Friday.

“The security progress report indicated that today, 01/12/2023, from Tunga village in Tilli ward, Bunza local government, a notorious kidnapper called Dogo Oro, who was well known for terrorism in Bunza and Kalgo local government areas, was killed this morning by our men, the vigilantes at Tunga area,” he said in a statement.

The suspected terrorist had been kidnapping innocent villagers and demanding ransom for their release, Idris added.

He said that with the successful operation by the local vigilantes, the residents of the communities can now go about their normal business activities unhindered, with the security of their lives and properties guaranteed.

Applauding the gallant efforts of the vigilantes in supporting other security operatives, he appreciated the unending support of Governor Nasir Idris in ensuring that the security challenges in some council areas of the state are critically addressed.

According to him, regular security meetings and logistical support for security personnel will be a priority for all security agencies to address banditry and criminality in the state.




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