A 25-year-old man has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command on Thursday, Aug. 18, for reportedly killing his two young children in the Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area.

The suspect was identified as Elisha Tari. The 25-year-old man allegedly killed the two kids aged 5 and 3 years old using stones and sticks.

It was added that Tari used the stones and sticks and hit the two minors in the head severally. The incident was reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.

In the preliminary investigations, it was found that Tari had separated from his wife about two months ago after both had a misunderstanding.

Police arrested the 25-year-old man as he was trying to escape to the Cameroon Republic. He is now being interrogated as authorities try to find out why Tari murdered his children.

“The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to Cameroon Republic, and is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation to ascertain the reason behind the murder of his own biological children,” spokesperson SP Suleiman Nguroje said.

Nguroje, who confirmed the incident, added that state Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande expressed his sadness over the incident that claimed the life of the two minors.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s mother got separated from the suspect two months ago after they had a misunderstanding,” Nguroje stated.

Akande has also reportedly directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over the investigation and ensure the prosecution of the suspect to serve as a deterrent to others.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, who expressed his sadness over the in-human act, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure prosecution of the suspect to serve as deterrant to others,” the statement read.

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