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Bandit, Dogo Gide Really Dead? (Fact Check)

Notwithstanding far and wide reports in the media despite what might be expected, sources let PREMIUM TIMES know that starting at Sunday evening, Dogo Gide was as yet alive.

There were reports, particularly on the web-based media and of late some internet based media, that famous banditry head boss, Dogo Gide, was killed by his representative, Sani San Makama.

PRNigeria announced that Mr Gide was killed on Sunday.

Practically every one of the web-based news media that announced the story cited PRNigeria as their source yet nothing has been set up yet.

Mr Gide was the genius of the snatching of scores of understudies from Federal Government College, Yauri in Kebbi State in June.

The Man Dogo Gide

Mr Gide was brought into the world as Abubakar Abdullahi. He is an indigene of Maru nearby government space of Zamfara State however his precise local area stays obscure.

He started his criminal activity in the Kuyanbana woodland, assaulting towns in the spaces that share limits with Kaduna, Niger and even Kebbi States.

Mr Gide has a reputation for savage and tremendous associations with a few crooks and fear monger associations, particularly ISWAP and Boko Haram.

He is famous for hijacking, dairy cattle stirring, equipped burglary and sexual savagery.

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Mr Gide became known in 2018 when he killed his chief, the similarly famous Buharin Daji. He additionally as of late killed another famous outlaw pioneer, Damina as per many reports.

A history specialist and close watcher of banditry in the north-west area, Murtala Ahmed-Rufai, said Mr Gide has the monetary limit and associations with get huge weapons.

“Every one of these gatherings (Gide and others) currently possesses in excess of 500 AK 47 or AK 49 firearms. A portion of the groups like that of Gide, Mai Anguwa and Turji additionally have more modern weapons like RPGGS and hostile to – airplane firearms,” Mr Ahmed-Rufai wrote in a8 class show named ‘I’m a Bandit’.

The speaker at the Department of History at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto proceeded with subsequently: “Dogo Gide, later produced a collusion with Boko Haram in the last quarter of 2019. Hence, from his base in the timberland of Wawa in Niger State, Gide was enlisting individuals for this gathering and guaranteeing the gathering has 104 fortification in Zamfara State.”

Is it accurate to say that he is dead?

Notwithstanding the reports by PRNigeria and other online newsmedia like Daily Nigerian, it is as yet not set up that the banditry top dog has been killed.

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Numerous sources who have great information about the scoundrels in the north-west locale let PREMIUM TIMES know that starting at Sunday evening, Mr Gide was as yet alive.

Mr Ahmed – Rufai reacted to the inquiry by this journalist on the killing of Mr Gide with a straightforward reply.

“It is military promulgation, please,” he said.

Yusuf Anka, a previous columnist with the HumAngle media, who has composed broadly on banditry in the north-west , additionally questioned the story in a telephone meet with this paper.

Mr Anka demanded that nothing has been set up with regards to whether Mr Gide is dead.

“My dependable sources in the space have affirmed to me that Dogo Gide is alive. The story has been via web-based media since last Wednesday and when I looked at it turned that Gide was as yet alive as of this Sunday,” Mr. Anka said.

He added that Mr Gide joined the Jumu’at supplications in Babbar Doka, under Dan Sadau locale.

“He went to Babbar Doka in the first part of the day last Friday and went through hours in the town before he left around 6:30 p.m. He additionally returned to that equivalent local area on Sunday around 1 p.m. These are what I can dependably tell you yet you can cross check with different sources,” Mr. Anka said.

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Basharu Guyawa, whose association, Rundunar Adalci, battles denials of basic liberties in Sokoto and is a nearby watcher of the exercises of criminals, said every one of his contacts invalidated the story.

“We will be the most joyful if Dogo Gide bites the dust yet as it is currently, we don’t have anything to affirm that he has been killed,” he said.

“No refutable media association has announced the killing of Dogo Gide up until now and nobody has cited any security source, so we expect he isn’t dead.”

The police representative in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, said he had not heard the story yet vowed to contact his sources and return to the columnist.

Mr Shehu later said he actually had no significant data on the issue.

“What you are asking me is a major issue. It will require some investment however I get back at you when I get anything,” he said.

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