The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an SS3 student of Government Secondary School, Games Village, in Bauchi metropolis for allegedly stabbing two other students.
The victims are currently receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a bloody clash in the area.
The students who were supporters of rival European soccer clubs were arguing about which club was superior in the school premises on Thursday, July 28, when the matter degenerated and one of them brought out a knife and stabbed the two students.
One of the students was stabbed in the chest and the other in his thighs.
An eyewitness, who saw the students when they were brought to the hospital, said: “I was about to enter the Federal Low Cost Primary Healthcare Center for a short get-well visit to a patient and I encountered the situation.
“The two boys were brought in drenched in blood for emergency treatment from the Games Village Junior Secondary School.
The spokesman for the state police command, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the incident.
He said: “Today (Thursday) at about 16.45hrs, the Police Patrol team of the Command patrolling along Games Village cited a group of students of Government Secondary School, Games Village fighting among themselves.
“On inquiry, it was discovered that one Usman Suleiman Jahun aka Jan Gashi, 18 years old, SS3 student, they arrested him because he conspired with two others who are now at large to stab their colleagues with dangerous weapons.”
According to Ahmed Wakili, among the people they stabbed are one Ibrahim Abdullahi who was stabbed in the chest and one Isamil Abubakar who was stabbed in his right thigh.
He added that the Police officers that were on patrol quickly rushed the victims to Ganjuwa PHC.
“Moreover, the Command is intensifying more efforts to arrest the fleeing 2 suspects.
“The Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda has directed that the case be transferred to the SCID for further investigation,” he added.