Phone snatchers have stabbed to death a 30 year old tailor, Abdullahi Bala of Fagge Local Government area of Kano state.
He was killed on Friday around Zungeru Road-Festing Road in Kano metropolis, while on his way to a condolence visit after closing from the shop he works.
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A close relative of the deceased, Yazid Ali Fagge, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust explaining that the late Bala was stabbed around 6:45pm on Friday.
He said, “He boarded Adaidaita Sahu (Tricycle) on his way for a condolence visit to Brigade area, unknown to him the driver and passengers in it are phone snatchers.
“They asked for his phone, but he threw it outside so that people’s attention could get to what is happening. In the process, they stabbed him with a metal object on his thigh, and then ran away.
“Police were alerted and they immediately ordered all those carrying passengers on the drivers’s rear side of the driver on the road be arrested immediately.
“Many people were arrested, but nobody could identify the perpetrators.
“It was the police who took him to Murtala Muhammad Specialists Hospital, and we [his relative] only knew about his death yesterday [Saturday] from the police. In fact, I am just coming back from his funeral this morning,” Fagge added.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said two people have been arrested in connection to the murder and have been arraigned in court.
According to the PPRO, investigation is also ongoing to track other likely perpetrators.