New Bride Strangled In Husband's Home


Unidentified assailants on Wednesday strangled the wife of the Director of Information in the Kano State Ministry of Information and Sports, Hajiya Hadiza Usman.

The incident happened at their residence in Sabon Gandu Kano, northwest Nigeria.

Hadiza, 21, described as calm and easy-going, recently got married to her husband, Usman Yakasai.

According a relative, the assassins stormed Usman’s house at about 10 a.m. Wednesday and strangled the young woman when no one was at home.

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The spokesman of Kano Police Command, ASP Magaji Musa Majiya, who confirmed the incident, said some suspects have been arrested, while investigation is in progress.

Yakasai could not be reached immediately for comment at the time of this report.

—Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano

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