Jigawa: 27-year-old man kills wife during fight

Yusuf Zubairu, a 26-year-old man from Jigawa State, has been detained for reportedly killing his 23-year-old wife, Fatima Hardo.


During an argument, he was accused of murdering his wife.

The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, December 27, 2021, was revealed to the press by Lawan Adam, the State’s police spokeswoman.

According to an eyewitness, Bulama Muntari-Ubale 65, the deceased’s husband, also known as “Allo,” beat his wife in the head with a stick during a quarrel, resulting in her death. Bulama claimed a woman who arrived to break up the altercation was also gravely injured.

“In the course of the brawl, the said Yusuf Zubairu (AKA Sallau) used a stick and whacked Fatima Hardo (now deceased) to oblivion, on the skull,” Adams stated in a news conference.

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“When one Rabi Lawan, of the same address, came and separated them, the said Yusuf Zubairu, also inflicted serious injury on her.”

On receipt of the report, Adam said a team of policemen were dispatched to the scene of the incident where the couple resides at Baldi village, in Sule-Tankarkar Local Government Area of the State.

He disclosed that the victims were rushed to Gumel General Hospital where the wife of the suspect was certified dead by medical personnel.

He also said the second injured victim is being attended to at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the suspect as well as the exhibit he allegedly used on the deceased, are in police custody, the police spokesman said.

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