Housewife murders two of her children in Kano


By Abdullahi Jalaluddeen in Kano

A housewife, identied as Hauwa, has allegedly killed two of her children in Kano in protest against her husband’s decision to marry another wife.

Checks revealed that Hauwa had vehemently declared her opposition to the decision of her husband,  one Ibrahim Haryna Aminu to take another wife.

The deceased kids were identified as Yusuf (5-year-old) and Zahra’u (3-year-old).

According to their neighbours,  the incident occurred on Saturday morning in Diso village in Gwale Local Government area of Kano State.

Speaking to journalists, Uncle of the deceased children, Sadiq Haruna Aminu said Hauwau, his brother’s wife and mother of the deceased children, had been living with envy and jealousy ever since his brother married another wife, leading to her killing her own children.

Sadiq told our correspondent that his brother got married to a new wife two months ago.

He said the incident happened when the husband was away and in his new wife’s place.

“His eldest wife, Hauwau called him on phone in the morning informing him that all is not well in their house only for him to go to the house and met the lifeless bodies of the children in the pool of their blood. She carried out the atrocities and ran away from the house.

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“She beat the children and used knife to cut them. Her sister’s daughter (10-year-old) who was living with them was also another victim but she survived with cut on her hand and she is the witness when the incident happened.

“We don’t know her whereabouts at the moment because we spoke with the security operatives. We learnt she went to her parent’s house,” Sadiq said.

The ward head of Diso, Ahmad Bello, said they were all thrown into a state of shock with the incident.

Bello however condemned the act carried out by the woman saying she should have taken the matter to court instead of taking the laws into her hand and killing the innocent children.

When contacted the police public relations officer Kano command DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the incident.

He said the suspect was in their custody and investigation had already commenced.

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