Father Arrested For Killing His Two Children In Niger

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A man identified as Abubakar Maidabo, 37 of Maidobo village in Magama, has been arrested by operatives of the Niger State Police Force for allegedly killing his two children.

According to reports, he killed his two children aged 8 and 4 with a cutlass and hid their corpses in sacks in a bush, however he was apprehended by the police operatives attached to the Magama Division on November 14, 2020 while trying to escape.

The suspect revealed that he could not explain what pushed him to commit the crime.

He said;

“Honestly, I don’t know what has come over me to kill my own children that God gave to me. I think something is wrong somewhere,”

Asked whether he wanted to use them (children) for ritual purposes, he said;

“That will be the last thing I will do. God forbid, in fact, I cannot explain how the whole thing happened.”

The Police Public Relations 0fficer, Wasiu Abiodun, on Friday confirmed the incident, saying the suspect confessed to the crime.

Abiodun said the suspect would be arraigned after investigation.

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