EXCLUSIVE: Pains of additional assaults as yet every other banditry kingpin relocates to Sokoto


Just a few months after a infamous bandit, Bello Turji, fled his sinful in Zamfara Disclose to Tozai in Sokoto, yet every other outlaw, Halilu Sububu, has also shifted his headquarters to a woodland in Sokoto.

Diverse told sources, including an intelligence officer, expressed completely different views on the reasons within the support of Mr Sububu’s movement but all of them confirmed the web site online of his new headquarters.

The terrorist used to be suspected to possess organised the kidnapping of students of Zamfara Disclose School of Agriculture and Animal Sciences in Bakura and over 80 completely different of us in Gora village in Maradun Native Executive Condominium of the say. He used to be born and introduced up in Sububu in Shinkafi Native Executive Condominium of Zamfara Disclose.

Mr Sububu is one of essentially the most feared bandits within the say and is believed to possess staunch ties with the defective gun runner, Shehu Rekeb.


Mr Sububu, who’s also known as Halilu Rocket by his commanders, had lived in Sububu woodland for years.

The woodland is bounded by Maradun, Shinkafi, Bakura and Talata Mafara in Zamfara Disclose and Raba, Tureta, Isa and Goronyo in Sokoto Disclose.

Your entire sources who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES talked about Mr Sububu has now area up his sinful in Gwalama village, straight away after Suruddubu in Isa Native Executive Condominium of Sokoto.

Basharu Guyawa, who has been following the activities of the bandits severely in Sokoto east and Zamfara north, talked about Mr Sububu fled to flee assaults from safety personnel in Zamfara

“I deem the reason he left Zamfara is thanks to impending assaults but he has now got what he desires because his new sinful shares boundaries with Niger Republic. He can without problems speed to Niger Republic when there may well be danger,” Mr Guyawa talked about.

Mr Guyawa added that the relocation will enable Mr Sububu and his lieutenants to without problems assault Isa and Sabon Birni communities.

An SSS legitimate in Zamfara Disclose on the different hand talked about the bandit will must possess relocated to restrategise.

“There are several points but we deem Halilu and all these that possess relocated did in an effort to make new suggestions because they’ve exhausted their plans for now. They may well also just even be thinking of crossing over to Niger Republic to continue their contaminated operations,” the intelligence officer talked about, asking no longer to be named as he had no permission to refer to with journalists.

The officer talked about bandits in North-west Nigeria are believed to be working now with fellow felons from Niger Republic.

A resident of Galadi metropolis, Hussaini Abdulaziz, talked about even supposing Mr Sububu has left his sinful, he serene visits his home in Sububu community.

“Even closing week, our of us within the say confirmed that Halilu visited his house. Nevertheless he has left, presumably thanks to assaults by troopers and the truth that they (bandits) possess ransacked every person of our villages.”

Mr Abdulaziz talked about the bandits also most doubtless protect in mind operating within the Isa-Sabon Birni say as extra profitable than in Shinkafi.

Bandits’ relocation commonplace

A social historian, Murtala Rufai, talked about relocations and movements are commonplace amongst bandits.

Talking to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Rufai, who’s a lecturer at the Division of History, Usman Danfodiyo College, Sokoto, talked about bandits’ movement are classified into temporary and everlasting.

“Now and again they pass to new bases to devise on the formulation to undertake assaults. In such situations, at any time when they are accomplished with the assaults and they return to their everlasting bases. We even possess eventualities whereby they pass permanently for several reasons,” he talked about.

Whereas confirming that Mr Sububu has left his known sinful, the university don talked about it may well per chance well portend Turji and Sububu joining forces again.

“The assault on Dama village where troopers and completely different safety personnel had been killed used to be undertaken by Turji, Halilu and Shehu Rekeb. They are now collectively. Turji used to be professional by Sububu but he’s now extra dangerous than his master,” Mr Rufai added.

He necessary that the duo most be acutely aware of the terrain for them to relocate to that axis.

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