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Cattle rustler and notorious bandit, Damina, who set a woman ablaze has been killed.

He is said to have a base in Kuyanbana forest in Dansadau Emirate of Maru local government area of Zamfara State.

As confirmed by Daily Trust, the notorious bandit was killed in a clash with a group led by Dogo Gide. He is accused of being responsible for series of deadly raids, kidnappings, cattle rustling and imposition of levies on several communities in Dansadau Emirate of the state.

A source told the publication that Dogo Gide who is believed to have ties with ISWAP, targeted Damina after complaining of the way he attacks communities and displaces residents.

Gide was said to have continously warned Damina against attacking communities and killing peasant farmers, but he never heeded to the warnings.

The source was quoted as saying:

“Damina drew the ire of Dogo Gide after he imposed what he called harvest levies on Chillin, Fammaje and one other village. He demanded that the residents must mobilize and raise N6 million for them to get his nod for the harvest of their farm produce.

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“Apart from this, Damina had, few weeks back, invaded Babbar Doka, killed two people, including a woman whom he burnt alive when he set her room ablaze. The Residents of the village had to flee and take refuge in Dansadau. The community is under Dogo Gide’s control and the residents there are always feeling protected under him.

“When the levy collectors were going to deliver the money to Damina at an agreed spot, they were intercepted by Dogo Gide’s boys. The Dogo Gide’s boys asked them to lead them to where they believed Damina and his boys were hibernating.

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“When they led them to Damina’s abode, a heavy gunfight broke out immediately with Damina fleeing to a nearby community called Farin Ruwa where he was said to be receiving medical attention following the injuries he sustained from the gunfight with Dogo Gide’s lieutenants.

“Two days later, Dogo Gide’s boys got information on where Damina was recuperating and followed him there. They killed him and dismembered his remains.”