Hauwa Habibu, who last Saturday stabbed her two children to death, committed the horrendous crime because her husband took a second wife; one of her brother in laws; Sadiq Haruna Aminu has revealed.

The two children at the centre of the tragic incident were identified as Yusuf Ibrahim, and his younger sister Zahra’u, aged 5, and 3 respectively.

Aminu told newsmen that relationship between his brother and his wife “snowball to deep seated jealousy, and envy shortly after the latter swelled the family with a new wife” culminating on the horrendous act on Saturday.

Aminu further said that ‘’the children were stabbed severally by Hauwa and this was confirmed by Zainab, the eldest of the children that is 10 years old.”

He explained that before now, Hauwa has no traces of mental illness, but could not be ruled out now, considering the magnitude of the crime.

Malam Ahmad Bello, the ward head of Diso Quarters, Kano metropolis told reporters that the incident occurred when the husband was away in a separate apartment with his new wife.

Bello who expressed shock over the tragic incident said it would have been ideal for Huawa to seek divorce instead of taking law onto her hands.

DSP Abdullahi Haruna, Spokesman, Kano Police Command while confirming the story said the command is already investigating the incident.


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