The Kano State Commissioner of Police CP Habu A. Sani has announced the arrest of Hauwa’u Habibu who allegedly killed her two biological children because her husband married another woman.
It would be recalled that African Community News Sunday morning published the story of the killing of the two children, a boy and a girl, by their mother. The incident happened Saturday.
A press statement today, signed by DSP Abdullahi Haruna, PPRO, for Commissioner of Police, Kano, informed the general public that on “03/10/2020 at about 1130hrs, information received revealed that one *Hauwa’u Habibu ‘f’ 26 years old* of Diso Quarters, Gwale LGA, Kano State attacked and killed her two biological children by name *Irfan Ibrahim ‘m’ 6 years old* and *Zuhura Ibrahim ‘f’ 3 years old* and wounded one *Aisha Sadiq ‘f’ 10 years old,* her nephew of the same address, and fled to unknown destination.
“Team of detectives immediately rushed to the scene and took the victims to *Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano* where a Medical Doctor confirmed the two children dead, whereas the said Aisha Sadiq was transferred to *Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,* treated and discharged.
“The Command’s Commissioner of Police, *CP Habu A. Sani, psc raised and directed a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Nasiru Gusau, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Gwale Division to arrest the suspect within 24hours.* The suspect was arrested on the same date at about 2250hrs.
“On preliminary investigations, the suspect confessed to have locked up their dwelling house, used *Machete and Aluminium made Pestle* and attacked the three helpless children, causing severe injuries on different parts of their bodies where the quick intervention of the Police saved Aisha to live and give the horrific story.
“However, *CP Habu A. Sani, psc (Kalamu-Waheed)* ordered the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for discreet investigation,” it stated.