Juliana Francis

Controversy has continued to trail the rumoured death of alleged Terror Kingpin, Dogo Gide, who recently abducted 137 students from elementary schools in Kaduna State.

This was even as The Eagle Online today 30th of March 2023, received information from a police source that a police corporal, Aliyu Abubakar, attached to X-Squad, who assisted Gide by moving him, hiding him and then hospitalising him has been arrested by operatives of the DSS in Sokoto State.

It will be recalled that earlier information released by the military claimed that Gide was killed during a gun battle with the military. Some of his foot soldiers were also said to have been killed in that fierce battle.

This latest information that he was transported by a police corporal and hospitalised by the same corporal has now put paid to the Nigerian Military news that he was killed on the ground.

According to Premium Times, Nigerian Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), the Gide sustained bullet wounds in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on 12 March, five days after the 137 pupils were kidnapped at a compound shared by a primary and a secondary school in Kuriga.

This is not the first time Gide has been declared killed by the military, aptly dressing the alleged terrorist as a cat with nine lives.

Premium Times reported that Gide in 2021 was also rumoured killed by his member, but that news would later turn out to be a fallacy.

The latest rumoured death of Gide is said to have happened days after his bloody encounter with soldiers on 12 March 2024.

The Eagle Online heard that jubilation has trailed the news of his rumour, but the jubilation may have become a stillbirth since nobody can say for sure the whereabouts of Gide. None knows whether he is alive or dead.

However, one fact remains consistent in the reports flying about, which is that Gide sustained bullet wounds in the battle with the soldiers.

The Eagle Online Reports thus:

Operatives of the Department of Security Service, Sokoto Command, have arrested a serving Police corporal for allegedly hiding and hospitalising a wanted bandit kingpin identified as Dogo Gide, said a police source.

According to the police source, the information was received from Zone 10 Zonal Command.

It was gathered that the corporal, with F/NUM 515340, identified as Aliyu Abubakar, attached to X-Squad was arrested and detained at DSS’s detention facilities in connection with a case of transportation and hospitalisation of a bandit kingpin known as Dogo Gide.

The source added: “Preliminary investigation into the matter at their end  is in progress.”

Wikipedia says that Dogo Gide, Abubakar Abdullahi, has committed heinous crimes against humanity, including kidnapping, raping, cattle rustling, and armed robbery.

His reign of terror covers different northern states including Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, and Kaduna States. He is said to have laid waste to many villages, causing sorrow, tears and blood.

“Gide, who is said to be married with children organized and led the abduction of 126 Students from Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Maraban Damis, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on July 5, 2021. Additionally, he was involved in the kidnapping of over 90 students and numerous staff members from the Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.

“The victims were finally released following the payment of a substantial ransom, amounting to several million naira, by the parents of the abductees.

“After one year of the captivity of the Yauri school girls, there is news that Giɗe married Farida, one of the students and he has married 11 of the girls off to his men.

“In August 2023, the members of Giɗe’s faction took credit for the downing of a Nigerian helicopter in Chukuba Ward in the Shiroro local government area of Niger State. The attack resulted in the loss of more than 30 soldiers who were on board the aircraft.”



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