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KANO: Thugs hack policeman to death

AN unidentified police officer was hacked to death this evening, in Kano’s Yakasai neighborhood.

According to an eyewitness, the incident started when a suspected thug alighted from a Tricycle near Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital and was attacked by a rival gang.

The eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said, “it started when the man alighted from a Tricycle, some thugs immediately attacked him with arms.

“It took minutes before the intervention of the Police who were unable to disperse them. The thugs turned towards the police and started throwing stones at them.

“It is when the Police vehicle zoomed off from attack and possible damage that the policeman fell on the ground and they trampled upon him and butchered him to death.”

He stated further that opposing gangs have been fighting in the neighborhood for several days.

When contacted, Kano Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, stated that the command had yet to receive the information but that an investigation was ongoing.

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

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