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Man kills wife with hoe in Niger

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The Police in Niger State said one Suleiman Gimba of Maratu village in Nasko Council had allegedly killed his wife, Aishatu Suleiman, after a minor misunderstanding.

State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, yesterday, that the incident occurred on January 22 about 11:50 p.m. when Suleiman had minor misunderstanding with 35-year-old Aishatu and allegedly hit her with a hoe on her forehead, which resulted to her death on the spot.

“Consequently, the suspect fled to an unknown destination and the body was taken to Nasko General Hospital for autopsy, after which it was released to the family for burial, according to Islamic rites,” he said.

The commissioner said the investigation into the incident had already begun, while efforts were ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspect and appealed to the public to give useful information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.


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