Two women have been arrested following the stabbing of a 46-year-old Nigerian man in the early hours of Sunday at a house in Sharjah, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirate.
According to the police, the victim, identified as E.O.L.T.(name withheld), had three deep stabs wounds, one to his head and two to his neck, and was taken to hospital by ambulance at 3.50am.
Sources said his injuries were life-threatening, and he has been placed under police guard while he received treatment at the hospital.
Shortly after the attack the police arrested two women who remain in custody at Al Hira police station where they are assisting officers with their inquiries.
Police said the motive behind the attack had yet to be established.
“Attacks like this are not that common in the emirate — of course there are stabbings — but it is not something that has been noticeable,” a police official told newsmen.