The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Musa Sale for stabbing two girls to death in Sabon Garin Sade Village of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The command, in statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, said the culprit, aged 6o, and suspected to be insane, went berserk on Saturday evening, killing the girls and injuring others, using a sharp knife.
The statement, signed by the command’s spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said one of the injured, a six-month-old girl, Maryam Disu, narrowly escaped death after the culprit slit her throat.
“The suspect killed two girls Ilawisa Abdullahi and Ummi Saidu aged 2 and 12 years respectively.
“Two other persons Ilu Masani and Hassan Garba were also attacked and injured by Sale,” it said.
The command said the corpses of the deceased had been released to their parents after an autopsy was carried out, while the injured had been admitted at the General Hospital, Darazo.
It said investigations into the matter had commenced.