Father allegedly slits throat of his daughter in Yola

A young girl has been rescued after her father slits her throat in an attempt to kills his daughter Adamawa state.

On Wednesday, a middle age father, Sa’idu Dan’iya, allegedly slit the throat of his eight-year-old daughter, Zahrah Saidu, in Adamawa State. According to reports, he grabbed his daughter by her neck with a sharp knife to kill her but for the timely intervention of a neighbor, the girl was rescued.

Father allegedly slits throat of his daughter in Yola


The mother of the victim, Fadimatu Saidu, said she was called from her place of work by a neighbour who witnessed the barbaric act. Fadimatu, who is the family’s breadwinner, said,

“I work as a house help in the neighborhood to feed the family.

All was well when I went out for work in the morning today, leaving Zahrah who has just returned from Islamiyya school with her father. .

Later on, a neighbour rushed out to call me back home, only to meet the tragic incident. You see how deep the cut to her throat is. It’s simply an attempted murder,” she lamented.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed that the father, Dan’iya has been arrested and is currently in custody of the police.

Dan’iya has allegedly made death threats on several occassions to his wife and when asked why he attempted killing his daughter, without remorse, he simply said,

“I felt like doing it”. .

The victim is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola in Adamawa state.

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