Zamfara Residents Visit Bandits Kingpin, Turji, On ‘Condolence Visit’ After Military Airstrike
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Zamfara Residents Visit Bandits Kingpin, Turji, On ‘Condolence Visit’ After Military Airstrike
Fearing a reprisal attack, residents of Fakai village in Zamfara State have visited bandits’ kingpin, Bello Turji to condole with him after a military airstrike hit his camp last Saturday.
SaharaReporters learnt that community leaders from Fakai village in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State paid a condolence visit to Bello Turji, a terrorist whose lieutenants were killed by the Nigerian Air Force jets.
Turji recently featured in a viral video bragging that he would take vengeance on local communities once he was hit by the Nigerian armed forces.
A terrorists’ researcher, Idris4Peace, had tweeted that residents of the village where Turji also resided with his people, had sympathised with him to avoid vengeance.
“We met him this morning to sympathise with him, if not he will revenge on us,” Idris4peace quoted one of the locals as saying.
As gathered, the attack on Turji’s camp was facilitated through intelligence offered by his strong rivals in Maniya community.
Eight of Turji’s fighters were neutralised in Saturday’s aerial bombardment, while four women in another camp behind his farmland were killed, according to reports.
“Prior to this, there was a naming ceremony ongoing in Turji’s house,” the researcher added.
It was further gathered that Turji and one of his allies escaped the air raid because they went to pray at a nearby mosque around 4:00pm.
This is not the first time Turji would cheat death. In December 2021, he escaped when a similar offensive was launched on his camp, killing one person and wounding scores.