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Man Slits Daughter’s Throat In Yola

A middle-aged man identified as Sa’idu Dan’iya on Wednesday cut the throat of his eight-year-old daughter, Zahrah Saidu, in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state.

GISTOK understands that the incident happened Wednesday in Inji Uku, Damare Ward. It is said that Dan’Iya grabbed her daughter by the neck, while at the same time clinging to an edge, to kill her daughter.

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It was said that Dan’Iya had rolled the knife around his daughter’s throat but by the timely intervention of a neighbor who caught him on the spot and took Zahrah to the hospital where he is currently receiving treatments.

While informing police in the state about the incident, Fadimatu Saidu, the victim’s mother, said he was called from his workplace by a neighbor who witnessed the barbaric act.

While speaking, Fadimatu, who is the breadwinner, said; “I work as a domestic help in the neighborhood to feed the family.

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Everything was fine when I went to work in the morning today, leaving Zahrah, who has just returned from Islamiyya’s school with her father.

Later, a neighbor rushed to call me home, only to face the tragic incident. You see how deep the cut is in his throat. It merely is an assassination attempt, “he lamented.

Similarly, the Public Relations Officer of the Police (PPRO) in the state, Suleiman Nguroje, while confirming the incident report, said Dan’iya was arrested and is in police custody.

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When asked why he decided to kill his daughter, the suspect, who showed no remorse, said: “He wanted to do it.”

The police spokesman also revealed that Dan’iya also reportedly threatened his wife with death. The victim is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Yola.