The Adamawa police command says its operatives have arrested one Elisha Tari for allegedly killing his five-year-old and three-year-old children in Himikidu, Michika LGA of the state.
The development was disclosed by Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of the command, in a statement on Saturday.
Nguroje said the suspect used stones and sticks to kill his children, adding that the grandfather of the children reported the incident to the divisional police headquarters in Michika.
The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested while trying to escape to Cameroon.
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“The Adamawa State Police Command on the 18/08/2022 apprehended a 25 years old man who allegedly murdered two of his children with age bracket 3 years and 5 years respectively in Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area,” the statement reads.
“The suspect, Elisha Tari and resident of Himikidu, Michika Local Government Area, was said to have killed the victims with stones and sticks which he had used in hitting them on their heads severally.
“The incident was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s mother got separated from the suspect two months ago after they had a misunderstanding.
“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.”
SK Akande, commissioner of police in the state, described the murder of the children as inhumane and ordered the deputy commissioner of police to take over the investigation.