The Niger State Police Command has arrested 32 persons in connection with a fight that led to the death of two persons, including a policeman and a businessman, last week in Minna, the state capital.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed in a statement on Monday that the arrests were made after the gang fight that occurred between the Limawa and Ogbomoso youths.
According to the statement, 14 suspects were arrested at the scene of the incident on Friday, while others were arrested on Saturday from various locations in the state.
The statement read, “On Friday at about 9am, information was received that thugs popularly known as Yan Sara Suka’ (touts) of Ogbomosho and Limawa areas of Minna were engaged in a fight at Lagos Street and Unguwar-Daji areas using machetes, sticks, stones and other weapons.
“14 suspects were arrested at the scene and normalcy was restored while in a follow-up raid on Saturday at about 4pm, 18 other suspects were arrested at Limawa, Unguwar-Daji, Unguwar-Sarki, Abayi-close and Kongila.”
According to report, the 39-year-old Ifeanyi Patrick was stabbed to death during the fight while a policeman was also killed in the process.
Wasiu said the command recovered two saw blades, two cutlasses, two scissors, one knife, two catapults, 12 mobile phones, two sticks, and N77,560 from the suspects, adding they will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.