Troops have killed a notorious terrorists’ commander, Dogo Maikasuwa, in a forest at the Gengere-Kaso general area, around the Chikun and Kajuru boundaries in Kaduna State.

Dogo Maikasuwa, it was gathered, led series of deadly operations in Chikun and Kajuru local government areas of the state, worst hit by terrorist activities over the years.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Friday, said the notorious terrorists’ 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 injuries.

“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.

Items recovered from the terrorists, according to the commissioner, were one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles and one set of camouflage military fatigues.

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The development, the commissioner said, excited the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, who praised the gallantry of the troops.


The commissioner said, “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 development was made known in an 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.”