Bello Galaduma, the notorious bandit leader

The 40-year-old deadly criminal was apprehended in Sokoto State.

A notorious bandit leader, Bello Galladuma, has been captured by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The 40-year-old deadly criminal was apprehended in Sokoto State, the civil security agency announced on Monday.

According to NSCDC’s Director of Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, the notorious of the Galaduma had been on the agency’s wanted list for more than two years.


In a statement on July 28, 2021, the spokesman said Galaduma liaised with other criminals by giving them information of persons to be kidnapped. He also served as their supplier of drugs and other items they used for nefarious activities.

Intelligence showed that Galaduma formerly operated in Niger State before relocating to Sokoto where he was nabbed.

Odumosu said the State Command “laid siege in the Aliyu Jodi area where Galaduma went to buy drugs and also to satisfy his sexual urge”.

The criminal is being grilled to provide information that would lead to the arrest of his colleagues, NSCDC added.

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