Grace Chalya Silas, an NYSC Corps member serving in Kaduna State, was brutally killed by suspected armed robbers in Kaduna State.
A graduate of the University of Jos, Chalya was reportedly robbed and stabbed to death while jogging on Wednesday morning, October 18, 2023, in Barnawa.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday said the deceased was having an early morning exercise when some hoodlums ambushed her to steal her phone.
The PPRO 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 blood.
He added that she was rushed to the hospital where she was later confirmed dead.
“The suspects who were on a bike, stopped and wanted to snatch her phone but 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”.
Hassan noted that the Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, has directed a thorough investigation into the incident adding that the Command would do everything within its power to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.
Written by: Elizabeth David
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