Jigawa man Hannafi Yakubu beats daughter to death

A Nigeria police officer

A Nigeria police officer

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

A 40-year-old man, Hannafi Yakubu has been arrested in Achiya village of Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State for allegedly beating his 11 -year-old daughter, Salima Hannafi, to death.

Spokesman of the Jigawa Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, in a statement on Thursday in Dutse said the incident occurred on Feb. 12.

According to the statement, Salima died on the the spot after she was slapped by her father.

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“That on Feb. 12, at about 1030hrs, information received from source that on the same date at about 0940hrs, one Hannafi Yakubu 40, of Achiya village in Babura LGA, used his hand and beat his daughter Salima Hannafi, 11, of the same address.

“As a result she died on the spot. The deceased was referred to the General Hospital, Babura for examination where she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor. The corpse was photographed and released for burial,” he said.

According to him, investigation into the case was still ongoing.

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