New bride attacks husband with razor blade in Sokoto

A newly-wedded bride in Sokoto attacked her husband with a razor blade, injuring him on the head at the weekend. The incident occured at Arkillar Liman Area, Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.

The 28-year-old, Shafa Muhammad, was allegedly forced to marry Umar Shuhu against her wish.

NAN reports that the incident occured on December 16, just three weeks after the couple wedded.

“The husband went into her room to consummate the marriage when she attacked him with a razor blade.

“He sustained injuries on the head as a result of the attack,’’ a source close to the family, who pleaded anonymity, said.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Sokoto state Police Command, ASP Ibrahim Abarass, said the husband had been treated and discharged from the hospital because his injuries were not life threatening.

Abarass, however, said the wife had been detained by the police and would be prosecuted after investigation.

He advised parents to always consider the wishes of their children before getting them married.

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