Suspected madman stabs man to death, injures 3

A man suspected to be mentally ill has stabbed a man to death and injured three others in Taraya village of Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that a resident of the village, Adamu Sani, told newsmen that the suspect was armed with a knife which he used to perpetrate the act at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Sani said that the suspected killer attacked the victims in their homes located in different parts of the village and fled.

Secretary of the Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Harbo, told newsmen that the assailant stabbed his first victim, Adamu Jibrin, on the nape which led to his death.

Harbo disclosed that the suspect stabbed his second victim, Sale Umar, in the stomach while the two others – Auwal Sani and Yusuf Suleman – were stabbed on the shoulder and ribs, respectively, stating that the three injured persons were on admission at the General Hospital in Jahun.

Spokesman of the Jigawa State Police Command, Abdul Jinjiri, confirmed the incident, stating that no arrest had been made and that police were on the trail of the suspect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that two weeks ago, a suspected madman, Haruna Barde, also killed two people in Nahuce village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa.