Yet-to-be-identified assailants have slaughtered an housewife and drowned her 3-year-old daughter in a well in Ungogo local government area of Kano state.
TONTRENDS reports that the incident occurred on Sunday night at Gobirawa, a suburb of Ungogo, after the assailants reportedly broke into the house of the victim, Farida Dahiru.
Farida’s husband, Shu’aib Abdul-Mumin, was dumbfounded and transfixed over the dastardly act.
However, his relative, Yahya Lawal, said Abdul-Mumin had returned from the wedding dinner of his friend and found the doors of his house locked shortly before midnight
He reportedly thought his wife locked the door because it was really late.
Lawal said: “He began to knock on the door but there was no response.
‘After several more knocks, he decided to break the door. As he entered into the house, he met his wife slaughtered.”
He further added that Abdul-Mumin suddenly collapsed due to the shock of the gory sight.
Lawal said after killing Farida, the assailants also seized her sick daughter, who was receiving treatment for a fever and threw her into a well in the compound.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kano police command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu, personally led officers to the scene of the incident after receiving a report.
“On Monday, around 12 am we received a sad report that some assailants broke into the house of Malam Shu’aibu Abdul-Mumin at Gobirawa and killed his wife and daughter.
“So, the Police Commissioner led a team of officers to the scene, where they arrested six suspects,” he said.
Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police, said the six suspects and any other person found to be involved in the dastardly act would be brought to justice as investigation was ongoing