Security forces neutralize notorious bandit commander ‘Dogo Maikasuwa’ in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has authoritatively reported that Dogo Maikasuwa, a notorious bandit commander, has met his end, after an era of terrorizing citizens and evading security forces.

A statement issued on Friday in Kaduna by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said: “The development was made known in an operational feedback from security agencies. A blurred photograph of the neutralized bandit leader is attached with this statement.”

The statement added: “Painstaking investigations revealed atrocities he carried out with impunity in hard-to-reach locations.”

It revealed that the notorious terrorist, Dogo Maikasuwa, also known as ‘Dogo Maimillion’ led a series of attacks and kidnappings of citizens plying the Kaduna-Kachia Road, and in communities within Chikun and Kajuru local government areas, describing him as one of the deadliest bandits leading other elements in terrorizing citizens of those general areas.

The statement explained that he was always dressed in green military fatigues and wielding an AK47 rifle and that such was his appearance during his fatal duel with security forces.

“It was also gleaned that he led his bandits to engage in operations with cruelty, often killing kidnapped victims when ransoms were delayed or considered meagre,” the statement added.

The statement explained that in his final stand, the notorious bandit in the company of his foot soldiers ran into an ambush laid by operatives in a forest in the Gengere-Kaso general area, around the Chikun and Kajuru boundaries, stressing that the security forces after the fierce battle successfully neutralized the bandit leader and recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles and one set of camouflage military fatigues.

The other bandits escaped with gun wounds, while one of them later died from injuries sustained in the fierce battle and his corpse was carried away by other fleeing elements, the statement affirmed.

The statement further said the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, received the feedback with gratitude and commended the personnel for their bravery in the fierce battle against the bandits,

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