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1 killed, 5 hospitalized as hoodlums, vigilantes clash in Niger

One person identified as Abdulkadir Musa has been reportedly killed while five others, including a vigilante, were injured during a clash between hoodlums christened Sara-Suka…

One person identified as Abdulkadir Musa has been reportedly killed while five others, including a vigilante, were injured during a clash between hoodlums christened Sara-Suka and members of vigilante corps at Dadin-Kowa and Tudun-Wada areas of Kontagora, the headquarters of Kontagora LGA of Niger State.

City & Crime gathered that the incident happened between 11pm and 12 midnight on Wednesday.

Abdullahi Yahaya, a resident, told City & Crime that the incident created panic among residents, saying that the fighters engaged each other with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident, saying normalcy has been restored by the police.

He said the gang leader of Sara-Suka and two others were arrested on Thursday when they regrouped for a reprisal.

He said, “On 19/6/2024 at about 2130hrs, information was received that there was serious fight between vigilante members and some miscreants around Dadin-Kowa and Tudun-Wada areas of Kontagora, which resulted to the death of one Abdulkadir Musa, a.k.a Kure, and five others sustained injuries. 

‘’The Divisional Police Officer, A Division, Kontagora, led the patrol team to the scene, restored normalcy and took the injured victims to the hospital.

“However, today around 0900hrs, the miscreants regrouped at Tudun-Wada for reprisal and the gang leader, one Bilal Aliyu and two others were arrested. The incident is under investigation while monitoring continues.”

 

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