Police raid criminal hideouts in Minna, arrest 22 suspected miscreants


Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have raided criminal hideouts in Minna and arrested 22 suspected miscreants.


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 24, said police will continue to raid criminal hideouts within the metropolis in bid to curtail act of thuggery, youth restiveness and other crime and criminality in Minna.

“Consequently, on 21/06/2022, a combined team of Police operatives mobilised from Department of operations, Bosso and Minna Area Commands arrested twenty-two (22) suspected miscreants (thugs) at different locations such as: Angwan-Daji, Angwan-Kanawa, Limawa, Maitumbi, Barkin-Sale and Makera area of Bosso and Chanchaga LGAs of the State.,” the statement read.The suspects arrested are; Umaru Ibrahim,20, Abba Adamu, 29, Nuhu Alhassan, 20, Abubakar Ahmed, 21, Abubakar Mohammed,16, Lukman Isah,21, Danjuma Musa,36, Philimon Ishaku, 17, Aminu Hassan,20, ThankGod Sunday, 19,Ayuba Timothy,18,Danjuma Musa Haruna,18, Abdulkarim Mohammed,17, and Kabiru Usman,23.


Others are; Usman Isah,19, Musa Yusuf,21, Kabiru Yahaya,18, Masa’udu Yunusa,16, Inyas Musa, 21,Nasiru Abdullahi,21, Musa Suleiman, 21, and Jabir Suleiman,18.


Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; one saw, seven cutlasses, eight wraps of suspected cannabis, one scissors, two knives, sticks, and a bottle containing illicit

The State Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, reassured members of the public that the Command will not relent in its efforts to ensure that miscreants who specialises in disturbance of public peace, most especially in Minna metropolis are effectively dealt with in accordance to the law.


He reiterates his commitment to explore the administration of criminal justice system and partners the judiciary towards a diligent prosecution of the suspects arrested with reference to previous criminal records of each suspect.


However, the CP urged members of public, parents and guardians to cooperate with the Police and other security agencies towards achieving a crime free environment in the State.


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