Notorious Youth Gang Leader Arrested In Niger State

The suspect, Abubakar Abubakar

A 20-year-old notorious gang leader who was declared wanted by the Niger state police command has been arrested.

Spokesperson of the police in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in a statement on Friday, said that the suspect, Abubakar Abubakar a.k.a Jarfa Babawo 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.