A Nigerian soldier has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a man to death with a knife after a misunderstanding in the market.
The soldier, Lance Cpl. Attahiru Jibril, allegedly stabbed a man, Ali Mohammed, to death at the Lambatta Market, Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State after which traders at the market attacked him, almost lynching him to death.
It took the intervention of the Niger State Police Command to save the soldier who claimed he was on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno..
Confirming the incident, Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in Niger, said
“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.
He added that Jibril will be charged to court on completion of their investigations.