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Notorious Bandit, Baleri Arrested In Niger Republic

Notorious Nigerian bandit kingpin, Kachalla Baleri, has been arrested in the Niger Republic.

Baleri, who had earlier escaped captivity, was arrested by troops of Niger Republic’s Operation Faraoutar Bushiya on Tuesday at Rouga Kowa Gwani in the Guidan Roumdji community.

Confirming the arrest, Chief of the Tactical Staff of Operation Faraoutar Bushiya, Colonel Mohamed  Niandou, said Baleri’s infamous reign was brought to an end on Tuesday while meeting with his men to plan attacks in Nigeria and Niger.

“The Governor of the region, CGP Issoufou Mamane, and the Prosecutor of the Republic, Adamou Abdou Adam, commended the professionalism and commitment of the troops deployed on the ground during a presentation ceremony for the criminals.

“They said the arrest marks a significant achievement in the fight against banditry and terrorism in the region,” the statement indicated,” he stated

PRNigeria reports that Baleri, originally from Shinkafi in Zamfara State, was notorious for terrorising the residents of the North-West of Zamfara, Sokoto, and Maradi region in Niger Republic.

He has been linked to abductions and large-scale killings in the Northwest some weeks ago released a video clip where he displayed bundles of naira notes suspected to be money collected as ransom from kidnapping activities of his group.

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