A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Grace Chalya Silas, has been stabbed to death by criminals suspected to be armed robbers in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, who confirmed the incident to, said the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
According to the PPRO, the deceased was having an early morning exercise when some hoodlums ambushed her with the intention to steal her phone.
He explained that when the case was reported to the police, operatives responded swiftly and moved to the scene of the crime where they saw the victim in the pool of her own blood.
Hassan added that she was rushed to the clinic, where she was later confirmed dead.
He said, “She was stabbed by some elements while she was doing her body exercise along GRA road in Barnawa this morning.
“The suspects who were on a bike, stopped and wanted to snatch her phone. While they were struggling to snatch the phone, one of the suspects used a sharp knife and stabbed her.
“When the police received the information, she was quickly rushed to Harmony Hospital, where she was later confirmed dead by the doctors”.
The PPRO noted that the Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, has directed a thorough investigation into the incident.
He added that the Command would do everything within its power to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.