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Niger: Boy stabs friend to death over phone

Men of the Niger state police have arrested one Mohammed Isah, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Nurudeen Nuhu, to death following a dispute over a mobile phone.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the tragic incident and disclosed that it occurred in the abattoir area of Kwata Tayi village, Minna.

The two friends were said to have engaged in a physical altercation over a mobile phone whose ownership remains unknown, during which Isah allegedly stabbed Nuhu in the stomach with a knife.

According to eyewitnesses after being stabbed on Sunday, Nuhu collapsed and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police spokesperson said; “It was reported at GRA Division that there was a fight between one Mohammed Isah of Angwan-Biri and Nurudeen Nuhu of Angwan-Daji at the abattoir area, Kwata Tayi village, over a handset issue.

“During the fight, Mohammed Isah allegedly stabbed Nurudeen with a knife in the stomach. Police operatives attached to the Division moved to the scene and rushed the victim to the General Hospital, where he gave up the ghost and was confirmed dead”.

Abiodun confirmed that Mohammed Isah has been arrested and that a preliminary investigation is ongoing.

“He will soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and prosecution,” he added.