Man arrested over murder of two pupils in Borno.


Yesterday, one Gaji Adamu, suspected to be of unsound mind, went to Jafi Primary School, Kwaya Kusar town, Borno state murdered two pupils.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , Victor Isuku, who revealed this in Maiduguri, further disclosed that the man also injured a teacher and a girl child, as well.

He said the attacker suspected to have mental illness was beaten to coma by angry youths in the area.

He further added that the bodies of the pupils and those injured were sent to the General Hospital, Gombe while the suspect was also admitted and placed under custody.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, said the case should be transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for investigation, and to ensure the mental health of the suspect.

A resident and a teacher in the area, Malam Abdul Hamid, said that more than two pupils died due to injuries sustained in the attack.

He revealed that two of the pupils died on the spot while one other child died on admission at the hospital.

He said: “It is not clear how the assailant managed to infiltrate the school.

“He attacked pupils with a machete killing three of them and caused fatal injuries to others.

“A female teacher, Ms Salamatu, was also injured when she confronted the assailant in an attempt to save the children from the brutal attack.

“Some of the pupils sustained injuries while trying to escape. People came to their rescue and arrested the attacker,” he said.

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