Father slaughters children, tries to kill self, wife lands in coma

This is not a Hollywood movie, on the contrary it is a sad reality that tells Nigerians to pay close attention to their mental health as much as possible.

Thursday, May 5, is a day most residents of Goru village of Arewa Local Government Area of Kebbi State will not forget in a long time as a father gruesomely butchered his three children (aged two, four and five months) and attempted to kill himself too.

According to Sun Newspapers, the man, identified as Mamman Dankarami, was rescued by neighbors before he could drown in the well he had plunged himself into.

His wife and mother of the three dead children, Malama Naf­isat, is said to have gone into a coma when she realized that her children have died.

Speaking on the issue, the Sole Admin­istrator of Arewa Local Government, Alhaji Mu­hammadu Dankaku, said that the troubled father is believed to have mental problems.

According to the Kebbi state Police Public Re­lations Officer, Nafi’u Abubakar, Dankarami is now at a psychiatric hospital in Jega local Government of Kebbi State.

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