Soldier Stabs Top Police Officer in Kwara State

A Soldier serving at sector 3 Garrison, Monguno, Borno State, Suleiman Sidiq, has allegedly stabbed Marufu Keji, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of a station in Ilesha Baruba, Baruteen Local Government Area of Kwara State, over of a land dispute.

In a video of the incident seen by the Daily Trust correspondent, the soldier was seen with a jack knife

“I will kill you, , I am not a coward. I am a soldier, you can video me,” he was heard saying to the divisional police officer and other personnel.

A witness said, “All efforts and persuasion to calm him down proved abortive, he attacked the Divisional Crime Officer, ASP Okeowo Joel. In the course of intervention by the Divisional Police Officer, DSP Marufu Keji; Suleiman Sidiq brought out a Jack Knife and inflicted severe injury on the head and stabbed him in the left hand.

The soldier fled out of the station by jumping out of the fence before he was given a hot chase and arrested.”

The statement further said the DPO was receiving medical treatment for the injuries sustained, adding that details of the incident would be provided as the investigation progresses.


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