A notorious bandit terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Highway, Yellow Magaji has been gunned down by police operatives in Kaduna.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna State Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated November 27, 2021.
“On the 24th November, 2021 Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command in collaboration with the Federal Intelligence Bureau and Special Tactical Squad Force headquarters, Abuja on the directive of the Commissioner of Police CP Mudassiru Abdullahi psc (+) acted on credible intelligence and raided a facility Known as SIR JOE GUEST INN located at NO.8 Sajo Street Unguwan Maigero area of Sabon Tasha in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State where a report of suspected bandits were said to have lodged.
“While the raid was ongoing, the suspected armed bandits on sensing danger, took to their heels shooting sporadically leading to a gun duel with the Operatives.
“One notorious bandit popularly called Yellow Magaji a.k.a Arushe was wounded in the shootout whereas his equally notorious partner, Yellow Ashana and others escaped with bullet wounds,” it informed.
The statement explained that the wounded bandit was thereafter taken to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for possible resuscitation in a bid to obtain useful information but was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.
“After an extensive search of the scene, the Operatives recovered one AK47 rifle loaded with twenty three (23) rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition, fourteen (14) expended shells of the aforesaid ammunition and one Boxer motorcycle belonging to the bandits.
“The owner of the facility which harboured the criminals was equally arrested for questioning.
“It is significant to state that the neutralised bandit, Yellow Magaji until his demise was among a syndicate of bandits terrorising Kaduna-Abuja highway of recent,” it said.
The Commissioner of Police saluted the courage of the Operatives and most importantly, the source of the information.
He urged other members of the public to assist security operatives with prompt information as he assures them of absolute confidentiality while acting on the information.
He also called on law abiding citizens to be security conscious of their immediate environment in order to avoid being preys to criminals.