It was said that a homicide suspect, Abubakar Maidabo killed his two sons, Umar Abubakar (8) and Shehu Abubakar (4), with a cutlass, wrapped their corpses inside sacks and buried it in the bush.
The 37-year-old man from Magama, Niger state who killed his children has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command and the corpses were taken to the General Hospital, Nasko for autopsy.
The suspect told our correspondent that he could not explain what pushed him to commit the crime.
“Honestly, I don’t know what has come over me to kill my own children that God gave to me. I think something is wrong somewhere,” he said
He also said he’s not planning to use the kids for any ritual, that will be the last thing he could do.
The Police Public Relations 0fficer, Wasiu Abiodun, on Friday confirmed the incident, saying the suspect confessed to the crime and concluded that the suspect will be charged to court after detailed investigation.