A soldier identified simply as Emmanuel has allegedly stabbed his colleague to death after snorting cocaine. The incident happened in the 3 division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Plateau State.
It was gathered that the suspect of the private (Pte) military rank, took a substance suspected to be cocaine on Tuesday.
He was said to have gotten into a fight with his colleague identified only as David over a girl at the mammy market shortly after taking the substance. The fight escalated and Emmanuel reportedly brought out a knife with which he stabbed the victim.
A source said the victim was also a gunner of the 303 Artillery. “After he was stabbed, he was immediately rushed to the Medical Reception Station where a first aid treatment was administered on him before he was referred to a hospital for further medical attention.”
He was said to have died at the hospital.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, of the 3 division confirmed the incident. He said the military police were investigating the case.