Police have confirmed the killing of a housewife in Kano and the drowning of her 3-year-old daughter.
Farida Dahiru was said to have been killed on Sunday night.
6 people have been arrested but a motive for the murder has not been established.
Her three-year-old daughter was drowned in a well in Ungoggo local government area of Kano.
The incident occurred at Gobirawa, a suburb of Ungoggo, after the assailants reportedly broke into the house of the victim.
Farida’s husband, Shu’aib Abdul-Mumin, seemed too traumatized to talk on the incident.
However, a 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.
“Then 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 the house, he met his wife slaughtered,” Lawal narrated.
Lawal said after killing Farida, the assailants, also threw her sick daughter into a well in the compound, in which she drowned.
“When I brought out the child from the well I noticed that her hand still bore a cannula from which she was receiving IV fluid.
Police PRO, DSP 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.