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Man nabbed over murder of 2 pupils in Borno

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One Gaji Adamu suspected to be of unsound mind, yesterday, entered into Jafi Primary School, Kwaya Kusar town, Borno state and matcheted two male pupils to death.

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

He said that the assailant suspected to be suffering from mental illness was clubbed to a state of coma by irate youths in the area.

The PPRO added that the corpses of the pupils and those injured were referred to the General Hospital, Gombe, in neighbouring Gombe State, while the suspect was put under custody and admitted in a hospital.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, has directed the transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for investigation, and to determine the mental health of the suspect.

However, Malam Abdulhamid, a resident of the area, said that three pupils died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.

Abdulhamid, who is also a teacher in the area, revealed that two of the pupils died on the spot while one other child died on admission at the hospital.

“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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