‘Mastermind’ of Catholic seminarian abduction shot lifeless as ‘disaster breaks out amongst Kaduna bandits’
Nasiru Kachalla, a suspected bandit chief, has reportedly been killed in a conflict between his group and a rival gang in Kaduna state.
In a press release on Monday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for inner safety and residential affairs, stated safety companies confirmed the killing of Kachalla.
Kachalla, who was stated to be on the run for masterminding a number of prison acts, together with the kidnapping and killing of a Catholic seminarian, was killed through the conflict at a forest across the boundaries of Kajuru-Chikun native authorities areas of the state.
The conflict, which claimed the lives of a number of members of the rival bandit teams, was stated to have occurred because of a dispute over a big herd of rustled cattle.
“He was the mastermind of the ninth January 2020 kidnapping of Seminarians of Good Shepherd Main Seminary, Kaduna, and the twenty fourth January 2020 kidnapping of Mrs Bola Ataga and her two kids. The criminals later killed one of many seminarians, Michael Nnadi and Mrs. Ataga earlier than releasing her kids,” Aruwan stated.
“Kachalla’s prison gang was additionally answerable for the kidnap of six college students and two lecturers of Engravers School, in Kakau village of Chikun native authorities on third October 2019.
“Whereas Kachalla was being pursued, safety brokers arrested three members of his gang, Tukur Usman, Shehu Bello and Mustapha Mohammed in April 2020.”
Aruwan stated Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, has appealed to residents of Tsohon Gaya, Sabon Gaya and different communities whose members are lacking to stay calm.