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Police Arrest 22 Suspected Miscreants In Niger State

It was learnt that the suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout.

No fewer than 22 suspected miscreants were arrested in Minna on Thursday, by the operatives of the Niger State Police Command.


It was learnt that the suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout.


Confirming the development was the spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a statement on Friday.

According to Abiodun, the police will continue to raid criminal hideouts within the metropolis in a bid to curtail acts of thuggery, youth restiveness and other crimes and criminalities in Minna.


"Consequently, on 21/06/2022, a combined team of Police operatives mobilised 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," the statement read.


The suspects arrested were identified as including Umaru Ibrahim,20, Abba Adamu, 29, Nuhu Alhassan, 20, Abubakar Ahmed, 21, Abubakar Mohammed,16, Lukman Isah, 21, Danjuma Musa, 36, Philimon Ishaku, 17, Aminu Hassan, 20, ThankGod Sunday, 19, Ayuba Timothy,18, Danjuma Musa Haruna, 18, Abdulkarim Mohammed, 17, and Kabiru Usman, 23.


Others are Usman Isah,19, Musa Yusuf, 21, Kabiru Yahaya, 18, Masa'udu Yunusa, 16, Inyas Musa, 21, Nasiru Abdullahi, 21, Musa Suleiman, 21, and Jabir Suleiman, 18.


Exhibits recovered from the suspects include seven cutlasses, eight wraps of suspected cannabis, one pair of scissors, two knives, sticks, and a bottle containing illicit substances.