The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of Umar Mohammed, a health worker, who was stabbed to death by hoodlums at a wedding ceremony in the Gbeganu area of Minna, the state capital.

The tragic incident occurred last Friday shortly after Mohammed arrived at the wedding venue. Eyewitnesses reported that over 10 hoodlums, armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the venue. As Mohammed attempted to leave, one of the attackers stabbed him in the head with a dagger.

SP Wasiu Abiodun, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, stated that Mohammed had been returning from work when he decided to attend the wedding. “On 17/5/2024 at about 2200hrs, it was reported at Kpakungu Division that there was a wedding ceremony at Gbeganu area, where some miscreants, reportedly led by one Ukasha, attacked Umar Mohammed, 35,” Abiodun said.

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Mohammed sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to General Hospital Minna, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by a doctor.

Police patrol teams quickly responded to the scene, arresting two suspects while the others fled. Abiodun assured that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the remaining suspects, and the investigation continues.