Police Arrest 22 Suspected Hoodlums Terrorising Minna

Niger State police command have raided criminal hideouts and arrested 22 suspected hoodlums terrorising Minna metropolis, the state capital Niger State, Wasiu Abiodun, the state’s police spokesman revealed.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Minna on Friday, Abiodun said the criminal hideouts raided include, Angwan-Daji, Angwan-Kanawa, Limawa, Maitumbi, Barkin-Sale and Makera area of Bosso and Chanchaga local councils.

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“Consequently, on 21/06/2022, a team of Police operatives mobilized from Department of operations, Bosso and Minna Area Commands arrested twenty-two (22) suspected miscreants (thugs) at different locations such as: Angwan-Daji, Angwan-Kanawa, Limawa, Maitumbi, Barkin-Sale and Makera area of Bosso and Chanchaga LGAs of the State,” Abiodun said. 

Details Of The Arrested Suspects

S/N            NAMEAGE
1Umaru Ibrahim 20
2Abba Adamu29
3Nuhu Alhassan20
4Abubakar Ahmed21
5Abubakar Mohammed16
6Lukman Isah21
7Danjuma Musa36
8Philimon Ishaku17
9Usman Isah19
10Musa Yusuf21
11Kabiru Yahaya18
12Jabir Suleiman18
13Musa Suleiman 21
14Masa’udu Yunusa16
15Inyas Musa 21
16Nasiru Abdullahi 21
17Aminu Hassan20
18Kabiru Usman a23
19Abdulkarim Mohammed 17
20Danjuma Musa Haruna18
21Ayuba Timothy18
22ThankGod Sunday 19

Items recovered from them include; one saw, seven cutlasses, eight wraps of suspected cannabis, one scissors, two knives, sticks, and a bottle containing illicit substances, according to Abiodun.

In the statement, Abiodun said the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, Monday Bala Kuryas, “wishes to reassure members of the public that the Command will not relent in its efforts to ensure that miscreants who specialises in disturbance of public peace, most especially in Minna metropolis are effectively dealt with in accordance to the law.”

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Kuryas, according to the police spokesman, is committed to exploring the administration of the criminal justice system and partners the judiciary towards a diligent prosecution of the suspects arrested with reference to previous criminal records of each suspect.

However, the police urged members of the public, parents and guardians to cooperate with them and other security agencies towards achieving a crime-free environment in the state.


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