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How Terrorist ‘Buharin Daji Of The Bush’, A Killer Herdsmen Became A Custom Officer, Full Details

How Terrorist ‘Buharin Daji Of The Bush’, A Killer Herdsmen Became A Custom Officer, Full Details

Ibom Focus brings to you How Terrorist ‘Buharin Daji Of The Bush’, A Killer Herdsmen Became A Custom Officer

Buhari Tsoho is his full name. He is believed to be the brain behind the series of horrific attacks on rural communities in Zamfara State. A notorious terrorist whose lieutenants called the “General,” a self-styled name he told them to call him.

For his notoriety, the Zamfara state residents gave him another name which strikes the very brutal nature of his persona, ‘Buharin Daji’, meaning, ‘Buhari of the Bush’ in Hausa language.

The Fulani man was born and brought up at Dandundun village in Maru local government area of Zamfara State, a source familiar with his family revealed.

Buharin Daji Of The Bush

Buharin Daji Of The Bush
Buharin Daji Of The Bush

Buharin Daji’ is said to be the mastermind of most of the deadly raids in rural communities in the state. Until recently, when the authorities engaged him in to peace dialogue, Buharin Daji was commanding the deadliest armed bandits in Zamfara, especially along the Maru-Anka-Bungudu-Tsafe axis.A villager said of his arrogance and brutal side: “Whenever his gang goes for an attack, the aftermath is devastating. He has lots of weapons under his control. He would distribute rifles to his gang members in preparation for an attack after a community has been targeted. Sometimes he would hire out guns to members of other gangs.”

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In early 2015, news filtered in that Buharin Daji was killed in a gunfire exchange with security operatives in the troubled Dansadau district. The communities were his gang had continuously attacked went into wild jubilation.Also, an audio recording of a shoot-out was leaked of his death during the gunfire exchange with the security men. The audio clip was allegedly recorded by one of his henchmen using a phone during an encounter with security agents. In the clip, a voice was heard yelling and instructing the attackers to be brave, and to rescue Buhari. At some point, a voice was heard screaming, “They have killed our Buhari! We should stop running away. Some of you should stay and rescue our Buhari. Our Buhari is gone!”

But this was not to be true. He was never killed. However, most of the residents in Zamfara, those in affected communities, have heard about him and his activities moment after he joined the bandits, he alienated himself,” a villager who knows him very well but prefer not to be mentioned said.

Buharin Daji Of The Bush

Buharin Daji Of The Bush
Buharin Daji Of The Bush

A residents in the village privy with inside information said that, when Buharin Daji finally gave up arms in a peaceful dialogue that involved the state’s government led by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad and the military, he gave his grouse for taking to banditry saying, “their major problem is the vigilante group known as ‘Yan Sakai’ whom he accused of taking the law into their hands by killing innocent Fulani nomads for no just cause, without any redress from the government.

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The source said Buharin Daji also complained that all the grazing routes and reserves were turned to farmland by politicians and traditional rulers. This, according to him was what prompted the herdsmen and his gang to take up arms for what he called self-defence.”

In the end, he promised to observe all the peace agreements and suspend further attacks, killings and stealing in the state provided the government pressures local security to stop extra-judicial arrests and killings of any Fulani nomads. Well the state Government decided to reward him despite his criminal record, a serial killer, high profiled criminal and head of terrorist became a Custom Officer in Zamfara. Another Terrorists given legal rights and uniform in Nigeria blended into the society.

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