Phone snatchers stab 30-year-old tailor to death in Kano

A 30-year-old tailor, identified as Abdullahi Bala, has been stabbed to death by phone snatchers in Fagge L.G.A. of Kano state, on Friday, October 22, around Zungeru Road-Festing Road in Kano metropolis.

This was reported by Daily Trust as confirmed by his relative known as, Yazid Ali Fagge, who said that they killed him around 6:45pm.

Fagge said;

“He boarded Adaidaita Sahu (Tricycle) on his way for a condolence visit to Brigade area, unknown to him the driver and passengers in it are phone snatchers,” 

“They asked for his phone, but he threw it outside so that people’s attention could get to what is happening. In the process, they stabbed him with a metal object on his thigh, and then ran away. Police were alerted and they immediately ordered all those carrying passengers on the drivers’s rear side on the road be arrested immediately.

He added

“Many people were arrested, but nobody could identify the perpetrators. It was the police who took him to Murtala Muhammad Specialists Hospital, and we [his relative] only knew about his death yesterday [Saturday] from the police. In fact, I am just coming back from his funeral this morning,

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, has confirmed the news and he also revealed that two people have been arrested and will be charged to court.

The PPRO disclosed that more investigation is also ongoing to track other likely perpetrators.


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