A young woman was rescued after her father cut her neck in an attempt to kill her daughter in Adamawa state.
On Wednesday, a middle-aged father, Sa’idu Dan’iya, allegedly cut off the neck of his eight-year-old daughter, Zahrah Saidu, in Adamawa state. He reportedly grabbed his daughter by the neck with a sharp knife to kill her, but by the timely intervention of a neighbor, the girl was rescued.
The victim’s mother, Fadimatu Saidu, said she was called from her workplace by a neighbor who witnessed the barbaric act. Fadimatu, who is the breadwinner, said:
“I work as a domestic help in the neighborhood to feed the family.
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 is simply an assassination attempt, “he lamented.
Police public relations officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed that the father, Dan’iya, was arrested and is currently in police custody.
Dan’iya has allegedly made death threats to his wife several times and when asked why he tried to kill his daughter, without remorse, he simply said:
“I wanted to do it.” .
The victim is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, Yola, in Adamawa state.