A notorious bandit, Yellow Magaji, a.k.a. Arushe, has been killed during a gun duel in a hotel in Kaduna State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Muhammed Jajije, the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, on Saturday.
According to the police, 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..
The bandits started shooting sporadically when the police arrived at the hotel, leading to a gun duel.
Arushe and his partner, Yellow Ashana, and others escaped with bullet wounds during the gun duel and were rushed to a hospital.
However, Arushe was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical doctor, the police said.
The statement read: “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.