After years of harassing residents and eluding law enforcement, Dogo Maikasuwa, an infamous bandit commander, has reportedly met his end, according to the Kaduna State Government.
In a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs on Friday in Kaduna said: “The development was made known in 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 stated that during his last stand, the notorious bandit encountered an ambush set up by agents in a forest near the Chikun and Kajuru borders in the Gengere-Kaso general area. It also stressed that following a fierce battle, the security forces were able to neutralise the bandit leader and recover one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles, and a 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,