Troops have reportedly killed a notorious terrorist commander, Dogo Maikasuwa in a forest at the Gengere-Kaso general area, around the Chikun and Kajuru boundaries in Kaduna State.
Dogo Maikasuwa,also known as ‘Dogo Maimillion’ led a series of attacks and kidnappings of citizens plying the Kaduna-Kachia Road,and deadly operations in the Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Friday, said the notorious terrorist commander and his foot soldiers ran into an ambush laid by the troops where he met his end.
According to the commissioner, scores of Dogo Maikasuwa’s foot soldiers escaped into the forest with gunshot wounds.
“The other bandits escaped with gun wounds. It was further gathered that one of them died from injuries sustained in the fierce battle, with his remains carried away by other fleeing elements,” he said.
According to the commissioner, items recovered from the terrorists include one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles and one set of camouflage military fatigues.
“After an era of terrorising citizens and evading security forces, the Kaduna State Government can authoritatively report that the notorious bandit commander known as ‘Dogo Maikasuwa’ has met his end,” the commissioner said
“The development was made known in operational feedback from security agencies.
“Painstaking investigations revealed atrocities he carried out with impunity in hard-to-reach locations.
“Dogo Maikasuwa, also known as ‘Dogo Maimillion’ led series of attacks and kidnappings of citizens plying the Kaduna-Kachia Road, and in communities within Chikun and Kajuru LGAs. He was one of the deadliest bandits leading other elements in terrorising citizens of these general areas.
“According to human intelligence sources, he was always dressed in green camouflage military fatigues and wielding an AK47 rifle.
“It was also learnt that he led members of his group to engage in operations with cruelty, often killing kidnapped victims when ransoms were delayed or considered meagre.
“In his final stand, the notorious bandit in the company with 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.
“The security forces after the fierce battle successfully neutralised the bandits’ leader and recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles and one set of camouflage military fatigues.”
The development, the commissioner said, excited the state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, who praised the bravery of the troops.
“The Governor of Kaduna State,Mallam 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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