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Soldier stabs man to death in Abuja


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Trouble broke out on Thursday evening at the popular Kugbo Mechanic Village along Abuja-Keffi Expressway after a soldier allegedly stabbed an electrician to death.

The unfortunate incident, NewsBand gathered occurred following an argument between the soldier and the electrician, which resulted to assaulting the soldier by artisans at the Mechanic Village in support of the electrician identified as ‘Yellow’.

Witnesses say the confrontation escalated, culminating in the soldier stabbing ‘Yellow’ to death.

In the aftermath, the soldier’s car was set ablaze by the deceased’s colleagues, prompting the soldier to flee the scene.

A trader in the area who doesn’t want to be quoted said the situation caused fears, making shop owners to close their shops immediately.

“The soldier came with a car for the electrician to work on, but after few hours they started an argument and the soldier brought out a knife and stabbed the man to death, and ran away.

“His car was burnt by colleagues of the deceased, but the situation is calm now because few policemen came into the market.”

Also, another spare parts dealer, said, “The soldier came with the car first to me but I told him that I was busy, so he should give it to another person. Later, a heated argument started, resulting in the killing of the electrician and burning of the soldier’s vehicle.”


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