A man, identified as Abubakar Sule, 23, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for attempting to murder his lover.
The victim, 21-year-old Aisha Dikko, was attacked by her lover of five years after she told him she was no longer interested in having a romantic relationship with.
Having heard this, Abubakar is said to have lured her into a bush at Tamawa village in the Kurfi local government area of the state, where he slashed her throat and left her for dead.
However, fortunately for the victim, a passerby found her and immediately rushed her to the General Hospital, Kurfi, where she is currently recuperating.
This was confirmed by the state Commissioner of Police, Beseng Gwana, who added that the suspect would be charged to court soon.
“The Suspect abandoned the lady in the bush thinking that she was dead, but the victim was later found by a Good Samaritan and was rushed to the General Hospital, Kurfi.
“The suspect was traced and apprehended. He confessed to have committed the crime out of jealousy, because the victim had been betrothed to another man,” he said.