Jealous Housewife Stabs Daughter, Son to Death
Unguwar Lokon Makera at Kofar Naisa, Gwale local government area in Kano metropolis was thrown into a state of mourning on Saturday, as a middle-aged housewife, Hauwa Ibrahim Haruna, allegedly stabbed her son and daughter to death presumably to protest her husband’s marriage to a second wife.
The two children, Yusuf Ibrahim Haruna (5) and Zahra Ibrahin Haruna (3) were allegedly stabbed with a knife by their mother when their father, Ibrahim Haruna, was away to his second wife’s residence.
The brother to the father of the two deceased children, Sadiq Haruna confirmed to Nigerian Sketch that after committing the alleged offence, Hauwa called her husband to inform him that there was an emergency, and that he should come to her house promptly.
Sadiq explained further that when Ibrahim arrived at the house, he found the two children bleeding profusely, and had to raise alarm in the neighbourhood to mobilise for help in order to convey them to the hospital.
Reports have it that a cousin of the two children who was equally stabbed sustained serious injuries and is receiving treatment.
Why a mother would stab her own children to death is lost on many, and Nigerian Sketch reporters went into the neighbourhood to dig for information.
An immediate neighbor who declined to be named informed our reporter that said the suspect had fervently registered her aversion to her husband marrying a second wife.
“Hauwa and her husband have not been leaving peacefully since he took another wife. Even though, the new wife is leaving in another area, whenever Ibrahim comes here, all you hear from their house is quarrel. She kept nagging at the top of her voice.
“It was unceasing and verbally brutal. If he is around in this area, you would not fail to know because you must hear them shouting at each other”, he said.
Several other neighbours confirmed that the household became squabble turf ever since Ibrahim took his second wife.
The two deceased children have been buried on Saturday after they were confirmed dead at the hospital, and their mother, who is the principal suspect in their murder, is nowhere to be found as of the time we publish this story.
The police command in the state has not made any official statement on the matter.
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