Nigerian Army Confirms Two Soldiers Serving In Enugu Stabbed Each Other Publicly In Market

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the stabbing of its personnel attached to the 74 Supply and Transportation Brigade, 82nd (Airborne and Amphibious) Division, Private Aliyu Musa Abdullahi by his colleague, Private Yahaya Sani....READ FULL ARTICLE

“At about 152030A Apr 24, a case of fighting and quarreling was reported by the Admin Officer 74 ST Bde against 23NA/85/10795 Pte Aliyu Abdullahi and 23NA/85/10147 Pte Yahaya Sani both of 74 ST Bde,” an incident report by the army obtained by SaharaReporters read.

“It was reported that both soldiers fought at the Artisan new market in Enugu State. Pte Yahaya Sani used a dagger to stab the other soldier on the head. The injured soldier is currently at 82 Div DMSH receiving treatment while Pte Yahaya is under custody for further action.”

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SaharaReporters had exclusively reported how Yahaya stabbed Musa for allegedly accusing him of stealing.

The victim had complained that his phone was missing, alleging the only person with him before the loss was the suspect.

“23NA/85/10147, Pte Yahaya Sani of 74 Supply and Transportation Brigade stabbed his course mate, Pte Aliyu Musa of the same 82 Division 74 Supply and Transportation, Enugu with a dagger on his head Monday night while they were both coming back from new artisan in Enugu metropolis,” one of the sources had told SaharaReporters.

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“Pte Musa was complaining that his phone got missing while they were in transit and Pte Sani Yahaya was with him at the spot before the sudden disappearance of his phone.

All efforts to know who was with his phone were futile which resulted to him attacking Yahaya. Pte Yahaya Sani who in retaliation held his hand, disarmed Pte Musa and stabbed him on his head with dagger.

“Pte Musa is currently receiving treatment in 82DMSH while Pte Yahaya Sani is currently under custody for further investigation in 82Div Garrison’s guard room.”

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The incident is coming few days after another soldier attached to the 82nd (Airborne and Amphibious) Division, Private Mohammed Adamu killed a pregnant woman, Miss Hauwakulu Tabra.

SaharaReporters had on Saturday exclusively reported how Adamu with service number 21NA/80/0365 stabbed the late Tabra.

While confirming the incident in a statement on Sunday, Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations claimed former or repentant insurgents had never enlisted into the organisation.

He, however, said considerations were given to the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) who in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East distinguished themselves morally and patriotically.…READ FULL ARTICLE

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