Police arrest father for allegedly killing his 2 sons in Niger

The Niger State’s Police Command has arrested a father, Abubakar Maibabo, for allegedly killing his two children at Maidabo village in Salka, Nasko Local Government Area of the State.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Minna, said that on Nov. 14 at about 2 a.m., Police operatives attached to Nasko Division, arrested the suspect.

According to the Police PRO, the suspect killed his children with a cutlass, one Umar Abubakar, 8, and Shehu Abubakar, 4, while he hid the corpses in the bush in separate sacks.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and claimed that the incident was an act of God,’’ Abiodun said.

He noted that the corpses were taken to General Hospital Nasko for autopsy while the case was still under investigation.

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