The Jigawa State Police Command have arrested a 30-year- old man for the alleged murder of a 70-year-old woman and her son  in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

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The suspect identified as Haruna Barde was arrested today Wednesday, September 14 in Dutse.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Jinjiri Abdu, confirming the arrest, said that the incident took place on September 13 at about 10.30 p.m. in Nahuce village of Harbo town in Jahun Local Government Area.

Alhaji Abdu disclosed that the victims have been identified as Zainab Abubakar and her 50-year-old son, Hassan Abubakar.

“On Sept. 13, we received a report around 10.30 p.m. that one Haruna Barde of Nahuce, Harbo town in Jahun, allegedly attacked one Zainab Abubakar with a machete.

“The 30-year-old Barde also attacked the woman’s son, Hassan Abubakar, who tried to save her.

“Upon reception of the report, our men immediately arrived at the scene, rescued and took the victims to the hospital and arrested the suspect.

“However, the woman and her son both died minutes later due to injuries they sustained.”

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Mr Abdu revealed that the corpses have since been handed over to their family members for burial.

He added that further investigations into the case have commenced, noting that the reason for the attack will only be discovered after the investigations have been concluded.