Thuggery and Youth Restiveness in Minna: Niger Police Arrest 22 Suspects

The Niger State Police Command has nabbed and paraded 22 suspects in connection with thuggery and youth restiveness that has bedevilled the state in recent times.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Kuryas, made this known in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, and made available to journalists in Minna, the state capital.

He explained that as part of its ongoing effort to combat thuggery and youth restiveness, and other crimes and criminality in Minna, the Niger State Police Command has started another round of raids on criminal hideouts inside the city.

Thuggery and Youth Restivness in Minna
Suspects arrested in Thuggery and Youth Restivness case in Minna

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The CP said as a result of the raid, which was carried out on June 21, 2022, by a team of police officers from the Department of Operations, Bosso and Minna Area Commands, 22 suspected miscreants (thugs) were arrested in a various locations.


The areas where the criminals were arrested include; Angwan-Daji, Angwan-Kanawa, Limawa, Maitumbi, Barkin-Sale, and Makera areas of the Bosso and Chanchaga LGAs of the State.

He gave the names of the suspects as;
-Umaru Ibrahim aged 20yrs
-Abba Adamu aged 29yrs
-Nuhu Alhassan aged 20yrs
-Abubakar Ahmed aged 21yrs
-Abubakar Mohammed aged 16yrs
-Lukman Isah aged 21yrs
-Danjuma Musa aged 36yrs
-Philimon Ishaku aged 17yrs
-Aminu Hassan aged 20yrs
-ThankGod Sunday aged 19yrs
-Ayuba Timothy aged 18yrs
-Danjuma Musa Haruna aged 18yrs
-Abdulkarim Mohammed aged 17yrs
-Kabiru Usman aged 23yrs
Others includes;
-Usman Isah aged 19yrs
-Musa Yusuf aged 21yrs
-Kabiru Yahaya aged 18yrs
-Masa’udu Yunusa aged 16yrs
-Inyas Musa aged 21yrs
-Nasiru Abdullahi aged 21yrs
-Musa Suleiman aged 21yrs
-Jabir Suleiman aged 18yrs.

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Kuryas stated that some of the exhibits recovered from the suspects include one saw, seven cutlasses, eight wraps of suspected cannabis, one scissors, two knives, sticks, and a bottle containing illicit substances.

The CP reiterates his commitment to explore the administration of criminal justice system and partners the judiciary towards a diligent prosecution of the suspects arrested with reference to previous criminal records of each suspect.

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Source: Niger State Police Command.

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