Pandemonium in Niger community as Nigerian soldier reportedly stabs man to death
A man has been reportedly stabbed to death by a Nigerian soldier over misunderstanding at the Lambatta Market, Gurara Local Government Area of Niger state.
After stabbing the man to death, traders and onlookers bounced on the soldier but he was rescued from jungle justice by the intervention of the Niger State Police Command who arrested the soldier, Lance Cpl. Attahiru Jibril for allegedly stabbing Ali Mohammed to death.
While reacting to the sad incident, the Commissioner of Police in Niger said that “the suspect attacked and stabbed the victim to death with a knife, following a misunderstanding at the market.”
He said that the incident occurred on Friday. “We succeeded in rescuing the suspect from a mob attack at the market and notified military authorities accordingly,” the commissioner said.
Usman said the suspect claimed he was on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno. He added that Jibril will be charged to court after investigations were completed.