The Niger State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Abubakar Maidobo for hacking his two children named Umar Abubakar and Shehu Abubakar to death.

The incident has left family members in shock when Abubakar confessed to the crime.

Confirming the incident on Friday, 20th November, 2020, the Spokesperson to the command, ASP Waisu Abiodun, stated that the suspect hid the corpses inside the bush.“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, 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. Case under investigation.” he added.

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