Soldier stabs man to death in Niger

Tukur Buratai

Police in Niger say they have arrested a soldier, Attahiru Jibril, for allegedly stabbing Ali Mohammed to death in Lambatta Market, Gurara Local Government Area of the state.

Jibril, a lance corporal, was said to have attacked the victim during a misunderstanding on Friday.


Niger police commissioner, Adamu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the soldier claimed he was on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno State.

“The suspect attacked and stabbed the victim to death with a knife, following a misunderstanding at the market,” Mr Usman said.

“We succeeded in rescuing the suspect from a mob attack at the market and notified military authorities accordingly.”

The police boss said the soldier would be prosecuted at the end of investigation.