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Man hacks neighbour to death over misunderstanding

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By Aishat Salihu

Garba Sanni, a resident of Shantali Dukku community, in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State has been arrested by operatives of the Niger State Police Command on Sunday for allegedly using a cutlass to hack his neighbour, Nura Mallam, to death following a misunderstanding.

According to reports, Sani, 33, inflicted deep cuts on Mallam, 31, which led to his death.

“I killed him because he always opposed and abused me in public whenever we are trying to sort things out. I have warned him several times to desist from abusing me whenever we had a misunderstanding.

I didn’t have the intention to kill him, but I did so out of extreme provocation. I don’t know what to say again, I am sorry”, he said.

However, it was gathered that the father of the deceased, Maje Mallam, reported the matter to the police in the Rijau division who made a prompt arrest.

Speaking on the issue, Muhammad Abubakar, the command Public Relations Officer, noted that with the suspect’s confession, he would be charged to court without further delay.

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