LmkA 25-year-old father, Elisha Tari has allegedly stoned is two of his children, 3 and 5 years respectively in Himikidu community, Michika Local Government Area.
The Adamawa State Police Command arrested him on Thursday, August 18.
He was said to have killed the victims with stones and sticks which he had used in hitting them on their heads severally. The incident was reported at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Michika by the grandfather of the victims.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim’s mother got separated from the suspect two months ago after they had a misunderstanding. The suspect was arrested while trying to escape to the Cameroon, and is currently in Police custody undergoing interrogation to ascertain the reason behind the murder of his children.
The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident said the state Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, expressed his sadness over the sad act and has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police CID to take over investigation and ensure prosecution of the suspect to serve as deterrent to others.