Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested 17 youths suspected to be behind the death of one Ashiru Tofa who was reportedly stabbed during a clash in Limawa community, Minna, the state capital.

Information available indicates that some miscreants of Ogbomosho street, Angwan-Daji, and Limawa area of Minna, on 05 of November 2022 engaged themselves in a fight with dangerous weapons, and as a result, one Ashiru Tofa of Limawa area was stabbed to death.

Sequel to that, police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division Minna swung to action and arrested a notorious handset snatcher/thug, 22-year-old Umar Aminu, a.k.a Ogobin of Limawa, that led to the arrest of the 17 suspects involved in the crisis.

Ogobin assisted the police in identifying the 17 other miscreants during a house-to-house raid in the Minna metropolis.

The suspects include Naziru Rabiu (a.k.a Bush) 20yrs, Musa Suleiman 23yrs, Nuhu Saidu 19yrs, Bashir Mohammed 17yrs, Mohammed Gadafi 19yrs, Salim Umar 24yrs, Abdullahi Abubakar 19yrs, Musa Abubakar 20yrs of Limawa, Hassan Mohammed 19yrs, Umar Suleiman 19yrs, Musa Saidu 19yrs, Abdullahi Musa 19yrs and Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed 17yrs all of the Limawa area.

Others are Musa Suleiman 20yrs, Awwal Abubakar 17yrs, Ibrahim Yunusa 17yrs of Airport road; and Bala Bala 17yrs of Makera area.

One sickle, three scissors, two shisha pots and three pipes, seven cutlasses, one garrote, one saw, a box containing chisels and spanners, 21 sticks, a packet of cigarettes, two polythene bags containing suspected Indian hemp, a broken bottle and two sharp horns were confiscated from the Suspects.


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