A 37-year-old man has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for killing his children in the Magama Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect identified as Abubakar Maidabo of Maidobo village in Magama, was nabbed by the police operatives attached to the Magama Division on November 14, 2020 while trying to flee.
The suspect, after killing his two kids, one Umar Abubakar (eight) and Shehu Abubakar (four), with cutlass, hid their corpses in sacks in the bush.
But the corpses were recovered by the police and taken to the General Hospital, Nasko for autopsy.
The suspect stated that he could not explain what pushed him.
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.”
Maidabo said, “That will be the last thing I will do. God forbids, in fact I cannot explain how the whole thing happened,” he said when asked if he wanted to use the children for ritual.