Police Confirm Assault on Katcha LGA Boss in Niger

Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the assault on the Chairman of Katcha Local Government Area, Alhaji Danlami Abdullahi Saku, by unknown persons on Sallah day.

The incident reportedly took place at Saku, the country home of the chairman.

According to the state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police Wasiu Abiodun, the embattled chairman was beaten to a situation of unconsciousness resulting in his admission at the Bida General Hospital before being transferred to another hospital because of the seriousness of his case.

Abiodun said in the statement confirming the incident that: “On June 16, 2024, at about 1800hrs, information was received at Katcha Division that the Chairman of Katcha LGA, Hon. Danlami Abdullahi Saku, was attacked by some miscreants in Saku-Gaza village after the Sallah prayer at his village Saku, Katcha LGA.

“The attack was allegedly reported to be linked to a debt issue between the chairman and one Alhaji Yanda of the same area.

“The chairman sustained serious injuries during the attack and he was taken to General Hospital Bida, and later referred to another hospital for further treatment.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing at Katcha Police Division, while effort is being intensified to apprehend the miscreants who were responsible for the criminal force and assault causing grievous hurt on the chairman.”

THISDAY, however, learnt that the creditor of the chairman sent his children to go and collect a N1.5 million the chairman owed him, but the chairman assaulted the emissary. The debt was said to be over one year.

It was gathered that the emissaries mobilised his friends and beat up the chairman to stupor.

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