In a deeply distressing incident that unfolded on the morning of October 19, 2023, Grace Chalya Silas, a dedicated member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), met an untimely demise at the hands of suspected armed robbers in Kaduna State.
The heart-wrenching news was confirmed by the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, who shared the unfortunate details with DAILY POST. The incident took place during the early hours of Thursday, casting a shadow of grief over the community.
According to ASP Mansir Hassan, Grace Chalya Silas was engaged in her regular early morning exercise along the GRA road in Barnawa when a group of criminals ambushed her, ostensibly with the intention of stealing her phone.
Tragically, in the course of a desperate struggle to wrest her phone away, one of the assailants resorted to using a sharp knife, resulting in a fatal stab wound that claimed her life. Swift action was taken by the authorities, and Grace Chalya Silas was rushed to Harmony Hospital, where her unfortunate passing was confirmed by the medical professionals.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, has shown unwavering commitment to seeking justice for this heinous crime, directing a comprehensive investigation into the incident. The entire law enforcement community pledges its full resources and dedication to ensure that the individuals responsible for this tragic act are apprehended and brought to justice.