A man who reportedly hacked his two biological children to death and buried their corpses in the forest has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command.
Command spokesman ASP Waisu Abiodun, who reported the incident in a statement on Friday, November 20, said that perpetrator Abubakar Maidobo had confessed to the heinous crime, saying it was an act of God.
“On 14/11/2020 at about 0200hrs, based on information received, Police operatives attached to Nasko Division arrested one Abubakar Maidobo ‘m’ of Maidabo village via Salka, Nasko Magama LGA,” said ASP Abiodun.
The suspect was arrested for allegedly killing his two (2) biological children with a cutlass, one Umar Abubakar aged 8yrs and Shehu Abubakar aged 4yrs 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. The corpses were taken to General Hospital Nasko for autopsy. The case is under investigation.”