The police in Jigawa State on Wednesday said they had arrested a 30-year-old man, Haruna Barde, for allegedly killing a 70-year-old woman and her son in the Jahun Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Jinjiri Abdu, said the incident occurred on September 13 at about 10.30pm in Nahuce village, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Abdu said the victims were 70-year-old Zainab Abubakar and her 50-year-old son, Hassan Abubakar.
He said, “On September 13, 2016, we received a report around 10.30pm that one Haruna Barde of Nahuce, Harbo town in the Jahun LGA, allegedly attacked one Zainab Abubakar with a machete.
“The 30-year-old Barde also attacked the woman’s son, Hassan Abubakar, who tried to save her.
“Upon reception of the report, our men went to the scene, rescued and took the victims to a hospital and arrested the suspect.
“However, the woman and her son both died minutes later due to the injuries they sustained.”
The police spokesman said corpses of the deceased had been handed over to their family for burial.
He said investigation into the case had commenced, noting that “it is only after investigation that we will know the reason for the attack.”