Yobe: Housewife Arrested for Stabbing Husband to Death

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By Sabiu Abdullahi

A 22-year-old housewife, Zainab Isa, has been arrested by police operatives in Yobe for allegedly stabbing her husband, Ibrahim Yahaya, 25, to death in Damaturu, the state capital.

According to the state police command’s spokesman, Dungus Abdulkarim, the incident occurred following an argument at Abbari ward, which escalated into a physical altercation. “The command is saddened by the unfortunate actions of a couple that led to the death of a promising young man due to the consequences of an abusive marriage,” Abdulkarim said.

The suspect confessed to acting in self-defense during a beating and kicking incident, claiming she did not intend to kill her husband. The couple’s second child was born in early June, and Zainab was still recovering from a recent medical operation.

The police investigation is ongoing, and the suspect is in custody. The incident highlights the disturbing trend of domestic violence and its devastating consequences.

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