Civilian JTF kill notorious bandit kingpin, Solar, eight others in Katsina

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Notorious bandit kingpin, Solar, has been reportedly killed by the special forces of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Katsina State.

It was gathered that eight of his men were also gunned down with him, while five others were arrested.

According to reports, Civilian JTF from Borno which was in Katsina to assist in defeating the terrorists, in conjunction with the locals, ambushed the heavily-armed bandits who invaded Batsari Local Government Area on Sunday and successfully halted the attack.

“Among those killed is a notorious bandit leader, identified simply as ‘Solar,’” Tribune quoted a source as saying.

Solar and his gang members were said to had been terrorising Katsina metropolis, along with Katsina, Jibia and Batsari roads.

The killing of the bandit leader reportedly sent residents of Batsari into wild jubilations.

However, when contacted spokesman for the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, said the Divisional Police Officer for the Batsari area command informed them that only two bandits were killed, while four motorcycles and four AK-47 rifles were recovered.

“I do not know whether the notorious Kidnapper ‘Solar’ was killed,” he added.

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