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Kano man stabbed to death by neighbour

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Knife dripping with blood

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

A resident of Kofar Ruwa area of Kano metropolis, Aminu Muhammad has died after being stabbed with a knife by his neighbour Tijjani Yahaya, 57.

An eye witness told reporters that Mr Yahaya stabbed the deceased while they were chatting outside his house.

However, the ward head of Kofar Ruwa, Danlami Muhammad countered that Mr Yahaya killed Mr Muhammad in self-defense.

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“Aminu Muhammad and friends were smoking weed outside Tijjani Yahaya’s house. The accused tried to chase them away but late Muhammad attacked him with a knife.” He said.

“It was in a bid to snatch the knife from Aminu that Tijjani Yahaya inadvertently killed him.” He added.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the police spokesperson in Kano state confirmed the incident.

He said the suspect is in police custody pending investigation and arraignment before a court.

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