News reaching us has just confirmed that notorious top bandit commonly known as Alhaji Shingi was among those who fell dead to the airstrikes that took place on New Year Day in Zamfara against bandits.
The Nigerian military had reportedly kill two top bandits in Zamfara, when a Nigerian Air Force aircraft, under Operation Hadarin Daji, is said to have bombarded their enclaves in Gusami Forest and Tsamre Village in Birnin Magaji LGA of the state on Saturday.
Banditry has been a thriving business in zamfara state, of which the current Governor, His Excellency Dr Bellows Matawale has been battling since coming to power.
Hopefully, the death of Alhaji Shingi will also indicate the end of an era of banditry in Zamfara State, as Alhaji Shingi was notorious in his own particular way.
Initially, confirmation on the death of Alhaji Shingi could not be made as the bandits scampered for safety after the airstrikes began. However, much later, it was ascertained that he died in the NAF airstrike.