Operatives of the Niger state Police Command have apprehended a Nigerian soldier, Lance Cpl. Attahiru Jibril, for allegedly stabbing a middle-aged man identified as Ali Mohammed to death.
Naija News understands that the Nigerian soldier allegedly killed his victim in Lambatta Market, in the Gurara Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in Niger, Alh. Adamu Usman made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Minna, the Niger state capital on Saturday, September 7.
Usman revealed that the incident happened on Friday, September 6.
“The suspect attacked and stabbed the victim to death with a knife, following a misunderstanding at the market.”
“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 had claimed that he was on special duty in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The police boss in the state maintained that Jibril would be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of investigations.