Police kill ‘notorious bandit’ in Kaduna hotel

The police command in Kaduna says its operatives killed one “notorious bandit” called Yellow Magaji aka Arushe during a gun duel in a hotel in the state.

The police said Arushe was killed during a raid at Sir Joe Guest House located at 8, Sajo street, Unguwan Maigero area of Sabon Tasha in Chikun LGA, on Wednesday.

In a statement on Saturday, Muhammed Jajije, Kaduna police spokesperson, said when the police arrived at the hotel the bandits took to their heels and started shooting sporadically, leading to a gun duel.

The police spokesperson said Arushe’s partner, Yellow Ashana, and others escaped with bullet wounds during the gun duel.

Jalije said Arushe was taken to hospital after he was shot, but was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.

“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,” the statement reads.

“The wounded bandit was thereafter taken to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for possible resuscitation in a bit to obtain useful information. But he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor.

“It is significant to state that the neutralized bandit, Yellow Magaji, until his demise was among a syndicate of bandits terrorising users of Kaduna-Abuja highway of recent.”

The police asked the public to assist security operatives with information that will lead to the arrest of fleeing members of the gang, adding that absolute confidentiality with be adhered to.

This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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