A notorious bandit and cattle rustling kingpin, Damina has been shot dead in Zamfara State.
There were reports that the bandit terrorist who is based in Kuyanbana forest in Dansadau Emirate of Maru local government area of the State, burnt a woman alive during one of his operations.
A source that spoke with Daily Trust disclosed that Damina was shot dead in a clash with a group led by Dogo Gide.
It was disclosed Damina is responsible for attacks, kidnappings, and other criminal activities in several communities in the Dansadau Emirate of the state.
The deceased in July 2020 invaded Tungar Baushe and Randa villages, killing numerous residents and abducting several others, mostly women and children, who were abducted.
Sources disclosed that the bandit terrorist died due to severe injuries he sustained from a clash with a group led by Dogo Gide.
The clash happened between the terrorists at a spot near Chilin and Fammaje, two farming communities that had been under his control.
A further report had it that Dogo Gide who is linked with ISWAP attacked Damina due to the way he keeps attacking communities and displacing residents.
It was revealed that Dogo Gide warned Damina to stop attacking communities and killing peasant farmers but he failed to yield to the warnings.
The source said, “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.”
“Apart from this, Damina had, a 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.
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.”