Minna thuggery: Police arrest wanted notorious youth gang leader in Niger State

Operatives of the Niger State Police has arrested a notorious restive youth gang leader identified as Abubakar Abubakar a.k.a Jarfa Babawo.

Spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a statement on Friday, said that the 20-year-old suspect has been on the Command’s wanted list for thuggery activities within Minna metropolis.

“On 01/12/2021 at about 1600hrs, based on a tip-off, Police operatives attached to Intelligence Unit of the Command arrested one notorious (Sara-Suka) thug, Abubakar Abubakar a.k.a (Jarfa, Babawo) age 20 yrs ‘m’ of Anguwan-Daji, Minna,” the PPRO stated.

“The suspect has been on the Command’s wanted list for nefarious and thuggery activities within Minna metropolis. He is known for mobilizing and leading thugs, armed with cutlasses and knives attacking communities surrounding Angwan-Daji such as Limawa, New-Market, Flamingo, Kwangila, Ogbomosho road and Murtala Park, Minna causing intense panic and injury to residents and road users in Minna.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and mentioned few of his gang members as :- Gaye, Ulama’u, Janare, Mai-Danja, Washi, Babule and Lakwa from Angwan Daji while Garkua, Auta, Iro Baba-Kwalli, Sirajo, Mugu Baba-Wuse, Koshi, Papa, Amama e.t.c were mentioned from Limawa.

He further mentioned Usi-Tanga, Wawo, Lampard, Lamma and Starboy from Dutsen Kura Gwari.

“The suspect’s arrest is in addition to the apprehension of over fifty other suspects such as Ibrahim Dan-Asabe (a.k.a P.A), Saifulahi Aliyu and Usman Yusuf, all ‘m’ of Limawa, Kwangila and Airport Quarters, Minna respectively. Effort is ongoing to arrest other members of youth restiveness in Minna metropolis.” he added.

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