In Kano, Hauwa, a jealous housewife, allegedly killed two of her children because of rivalry, and because her husband, Ibrahim Haruna Aminu, married a second wife.
Yusuf, 5, and Zahra’u, 3, were identified as the deceased children.
It was confirmed that the incident took place on Saturday morning in the village of Diso in the Kano State Local Government area of Gwale.
Sadiq Haruna Aminu, the uncle of the deceased children, said that Hauwau, the wife of his brother and the mother of the deceased kids, had been living with envy and resentment ever since his brother married another wife, causing her to kill her own kids.
Sadiq (the younger brother of his husband) said that two months ago, his brother married a new woman. According to him, “the incident took place while the husband was abroad and in the place of his new wife.”
“His eldest wife, Hauwau called him on phone this morning that all is not well in their house, only for him to go to the house and meet the lifeless bodies of the kids in the pool of blood. She carried out the atrocities and ran away from the house.
“She beat the children and used a knife to cut them. Her sister’s daughter (10-year-old) who was living with them was also another victim, but she survived with a cut on her hand.
“We don’t know her whereabouts at the moment; we spoke with the security operatives. But we learned she went to her parent’s house.”
Diso ‘s ward leader, Ahmad Bello, said they were all thrown into a state of shock by the incident.
Bello denounced the act, saying that instead of taking the laws into her hand and murdering innocent children, she ought to have taken the matter to court.