Ten suspects in connection with the murder of a police constable, Babagana Mala, have been arrested by the Borno State Police Command in Maiduguri.
The deceased officer was attached to the Crack Unit of the State Police Command and deployed to Malari, Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects have been identified as Usman Audu, male, 20; Hauwa Usman, female, 20; Aisha Musa, female, 19; Abba Bala, male, 20; Sunday Garba, male 21; David Paul, male, 35; Mohammed Abubakar, male, 19; Jude Eze, male, 37; Amaechi Abdulsalam Afochibe, male 37; and Nduibuse Nnaji, male, 34.
Parading the suspects before newsmen at the command headquarters on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Yusufu, said the incident occurred along the Artillery area, Maiduguri, at about 4:27pm, Sunday, July 23.
The Police Constable who came home (Maiduguri) on permission, was stabbed with a sharp object on his back by his assailants.
“We understand there was an altercation between the hoodlums and the constable before he was stabbed,” Yusufu said.
“On receipt of a distress call from the area, the police patrol team responded and rescued the victim to Maiduguri specialist hospital for treatment where he was later certified dead.
“Police undercover operatives obtained a video clip of the incident from a Good Samaritan which led to the arrest of the suspects,” he added.
The CP said a proper investigation would be conducted before the suspects are charged to court.