A 23-year-old woman identified as Ummakulsum Sani Buhari has been allegedly stabbed to death by a Chinese man.
The incident happened at Janbulo quarters, Kumbotso local government area of Kano.
The development was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano State, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa.
Naija News learnt that the incident happened around 10 pm on Friday after the Chinese man came to visit Ummakulsum at her parents’ house located adjacent National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) office.
What transpired between the duo and the suspect stabbing Ummakulsum remains sketchy at the time of filing this report.
A neighbour to the deceased, Abubakar Mustapha who spoke with Daily Trust revealed that she was a divorcee and the suspect was her boyfriend.
Mustapha said, “The incident happen around 10:00 pm last night. The murderer was her boyfriend since before she got married. Her husband divorced her and they went on with their friendship as boyfriend and girlfriend. He often went to her house. She was taken to UMC Zhair Hospital not more than a kilometre away from her house and she died.
“Khaleed, her brother stopped the mob from attacking the murderer when he came back for his car when he entered the house because he (Khaleed) thought that will be lead to a different thing. The man was then caught and handed over to the police.”
Another neighbour, Muhammad Sani, noted that the Chinese man once attempted suicide because of his girlfriend, adding that the matter was settled with the intervention of the police.
Sani said, “When she was about to get married, he once attempted suicide because of his love for her until the police intervened and everything was settled.”
He added that the suspect had been taken to the divisional police station at Dorayi quarters.
The deceased, Ummakulsum, popularly known as ‘Ummita’ attended the Kano School of Nursing and Midwifery.