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April 23, 2024
Crime

Police officer fatally beaten by thugs in Kano

A yet-to-be identified policeman has been killed as a result of a rivalry clash between thugs in the Yakasai area of Kano municipal.

The incident, according to an eyewitness, occurred around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday when a supposed thug alighted from a Tricycle just by Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital and was then attacked by others.

The eyewitness, who asked not to be mentioned, said, “It started when the man alighted from a tricycle; some thugs immediately came and started attacking him with arms.

“It took them minutes before the intervention of the police, but they still were not able to disperse them. They turned to the police and started throwing stones at them.

“It was when the Police vehicle zoomed off from attack and possible damage that the policeman fell on the ground, and they trampled upon him, butchering his body. He’s since died.”

He added that for the past couple of days, there have been clashes between thugs in the area.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the command has yet to receive the information but that an investigation is ongoing.

“We have not received any information like this yet, but we are investigating the issue to ascertain what truly transpired.”

Daily Trust

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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