A 25-year-old man was detained by the Adamawa State Police Command on Thursday, August 18, for reportedly killing two of his children, aged 3 and 5, in the Himikidu community of the Michika Local Government Area.
The victims were allegedly slain by the suspect, Elisha Tari, a resident of Himikidu in the Michika Local Government Area, who repeatedly struck them on the head with stones and sticks. The grandpa of the victims reported the event to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Michika.
According to preliminary investigation, the victim’s mother and the suspect split up two months ago as a result of a miscommunication.
The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to the Cameroon, and is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation to ascertain the reason behind the murder of his children.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, expressed his sadness over the sad act and has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure prosecution of the suspect to serve as deterrent to others.