Suspected hoodlums have killed a 33-year-old freelance photographer, Zacchaeus Salawadeen, after stabbing him many times in the presence of his three children.

The hoodlums were said to have trailed Salawadeen to his house in Tundun Fulani Area of Minna, Niger State capital where they stabbed him to death.

The incident was said to have occurred on Tuesday night after the photographer finished his work for the day and retired home to be with his family.

He was said to have been rushed to the IBB Specialist Hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

According to one of the residents of the area, the killers invaded Salawadeen’s flat after they forced their way into his apartment and killed him.


The suspected killers were also said to have locked other occupants of the house in one place before breaking into Salawadeen’s flat to kill him.

They reportedly left with valuables such as a laptop and camera belonging to the deceased..

The Niger State Police spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun, when contacted, confirmed the incident and said exhibits were recovered from the scene while investigation has commenced.

“On 27/2/2024 at about 0850hrs, it was reported at Bosso Division that on the same date at about 0330hrs, one Zacchaeus, 33yrs, of Tudun-Fulani, Minna was attacked in the house by a yet-to-be-identified person(s), who stabbed and robbed him of valuables. He was rushed to the IBB Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“The police operatives at Bosso Division visited the scene. Some exhibits were recovered from the scene and preliminary investigation has commenced into the unfortunate incident,” Abiodun said.



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