The police command in Jigawa has arrested a 37-year-old man for the murder of his parents in the Gagarawa local government area.
The command’s spokesman Lawan Shiisu confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said the suspect was arrested after allegedly attacking his father, mother and two others with a pestle. The names of his victims are Ahmad Muhammad, 70, Hauwau Ahamadu, 60, Kailu Badugu, 65 and Hakalima Amadu, 60.
A team of policemen evacuated the victims to Gumel General Hospital, where Mr Muhammad and Mrs Ahmadu were certified dead by a medical doctor due to the injuries they sustained in the attack.
The police added that the other two victims were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
“Today, at 11:30 a.m., information received had it that one Munkaila Ahmadu of Zarada-Sabuwa village in Gagarawa LGA of Jigawa used a wooden pestle and attacked the following persons: Ahmadu Muhammad, the village head of Zarada-Sabuwa, Hauwa Ahmadu, Kailu Badugu and Hakalima Amadu, all of Zarada -Sabuwa village in Gagarawa LGA,” the statement said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased were the biological parents of the suspect, said the command.
Police commissioner Aliyu Tafida ordered a “discreet investigation” into the case, after which the suspect would be charged to court, according to the statement.