Troops kill notorious bandit leader Dogo Maikasuwa in Kaduna



Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralised a notorious bandit leader popularly called Dogo Maikasuwa during a clearance operation in Chikun, Kaduna.

This was confirmed by the state commissioner for internal security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

According to Aruwan, the famed bandit and his footmen were ambushed by security personnel in a forest along the Chikun and Kajuru borders in the Gengere-Kaso general area.

The security forces effectively neutralized the bandit leader and they also took two motorcycles, an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, five rounds of ammo, and a set of camouflage military fatigues from them.

Other bandits escaped with gun wounds, while was further gathered that one of them died from injuries sustained in the fierce battle, with his remains carried away by other fleeing criminal elements.

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The Commissioner says that Dogo Maikasuwa, who is 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 LGAs.

He was one of the deadliest bandits leading other elements in terrorizing citizens of these general areas.

Human intelligence sources say he was always dressed in green camouflage military fatigues and wielding an AK47 rifle. Such was his appearance during the duel with security forces which ultimately consumed him.

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.

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