Suspected drug addict goes on rampage in Jigawa, stabs man to death after row with mother

by Tutu Akinlabi

Residents of Ausar Quarters in the Ringim area of Jigawa State were yesterday thrown into confusion as a suspected drug addict stabbed a 40-year-old man to death in an incident that also left 5 other people injured.

The assailant, known simply as “AKT”, was said to be a well known thug around the area. This was stated by one Bala Shehu who is also resident in the environs. Shehu said that the thug had a quarrel with his mother but suddenly ran out and started stabbing people on the street.

He reportedly said :

“Most of the persons he stabbed with machete were seriously injured, while one of them died,’’ Shehu said. Salisu Ringim, another resident, said the suspect had a misunderstanding with his mother over his indulgence in drug abuse.

The Jigawa Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Muhammad Gidado, confirmed the incident. He said the suspect’s arrest had been jointly effected by men of his command and those of the state police command.

Gidado said the suspect had killed one Magaji Ringim, who was later identified as a staff of the School of Legal Studies in Ringim.

“The suspect also injured some men, who are currently receiving treatment at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano,’’ the commandant said.

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