Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command, in collaboration with Federal Intelligence Bureau and Spi Tactical Squad Force, have killed one notorious bandit, Yellow Magaji a.k.a, Arushe, terrorising Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige in a statement said, “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, 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 local government area of Kaduna State where a suspected bandits were said to have lodged.”
The statement said while the police coordinated raid was ongoing, the suspected armed bandits on sensing danger, took to their heels shooting sporadically resulting to a gun duel with the police.
The statement explained that following the gun duel, one notorious bandit, Yellow Magaji, a.k.a Arushe, was wounded in the shootout, notorious partner Yellow Ashana and others escaped with bullet wounds.
It said the wounded bandit was taken to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital for possible resuscitation in a bit to obtain useful information, addng that he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical Doctor.
The statement stated that 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 after an extensive search of the scene.
It said that the owner of the facility who harbours the criminals was equally arrested for questioning.
The statement said that the Commissioner of Police saluted the courage of the operatives and most importantly the source of the valid information.
He urged other members of the public to assist security operatives with prompt information as he assured them of absolute confidentiality while acting on the intel in order to ride the society of criminal elements.
The Commissioner of Police called on the law abiding citizens to always be vigilant and security conscious of their immediate environment in order to avoid being preys to marauding criminals.