Gombe - A suspected political thug, Suleman Abubakar, on Wednesday stabbed a Traffic Marshal, Ado Abubakar, to death for undisclosed reasons.
The victim was one of the 1185 unemployed youths rehabilitated and trained by the Gombe State Government to serve as traffic and environment marshals.
Abubakar was attacked at about 12.30 p.m. on the fateful day at the premises of Gombe State Transport Service (GSTS), otherwise called Gombe Line.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Fwaje Atajiri, confirmed the incident.
He said the deceased was stabbed with a knife by the suspect, who is now helping the police in their investigations.
“Yesterday, at about 12.30 hours, there was an incident at Gombe Line park, where one Ado Abubakar, Male, was stabbed by one Suleman Abubakar, who lives in Tudun Wada, Pantami area of Gombe.”
Atajiri said the policemen on special patrol rushed to the scene and apprehended the offender, having received the information about the incident.
He said the victim was rushed to the Specialist Hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
Atajiri said that investigation had been opened into the matter and that the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as the police concluded their investigation .
“We are trying to find out whether it was a lone offence or he has some collaborators. And I promise that the police will not spare anyone that is involved.
“But for now, Suleman Abubakar, the prime suspect is with us”, he said.
NAN reports that in recent times, there have been several of the incidences involving the rehabilitated youths and those still involved in thuggery in the state.
The Gombe State government rehabilitated and trained 1,185 youths, most of whom were hitherto believed to be involved in thuggery.
The rehabilitated ones are now employed to take care of the environment and control traffic as marshals in the state.
The government has also trained 320 others at the Leadership Training Centre, Shere Hills, Jos.
They now supervise the activities of the marshals.