The Borno State Police Command has arrested 10 persons for allegedly killing a police constable in Maiduguri.
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.
The police constable was Babagana Mala. He was attached to Police Crack Unit of the State Police Command and deployed to Malari, Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Yusufu, while parading the suspects to newsmen at the command headquarters on Tuesday, 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 Borno police boss said proper investigation would be conducted before the suspects are charged to court.