Police kill notorious bandit terrorising Kaduna-Abuja highway users

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The Police Command in Kaduna says its operatives have killed a notorious bandit and arrested an accomplice in the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Jalije, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna.

Mr Jalige said the arrest was done on November 24, and executed by police operatives, in collaboration with the Federal Intelligence Bureau (FIB) and Special Tactical Squad (STS).

The team, on the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Mudassiru Abdullahi, acted on credible intelligence, and raided a facility Known as Sir Joe Guest House, located at No. 8 Sajo Street Unguwan Maigero area of Sabon Tasha in Chikun LGA, where suspected bandits were said to have lodged.

According to him, the armed bandits on sensing danger, took to their heels, shooting sporadically and 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.

“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.”

He explained that after an extensive search of the scene, the operatives recovered one AK 47 loaded with 23 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition, 14 expended shells of the aforesaid ammunition, and one Boxer motorcycle belonging to the bandits.

He said the owner of the facility who harbors the criminals was equally arrested for questioning.

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