A father from Jigawa state allegedly beat his daughter of 11 years to death at Acilafiya village in Babura local government area of Jigawa State.
The 40-year-old suspect reportedly beat his daughter as punishment for an offence she committed. As a result the victim sustained internal injuries which subsequently led to her death.
Confirming the incident, the police Spokesman ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam said in a statement:
“the incident occurred on Friday at about 09;40hrs, when a 40-year-old man, Hannafi Yakubu beat his 11-year-old daughter Salima Hannafi to death.
“The deceased was taken to Babura General Hospital for examination, where she was confirmed dead by medical doctors.
”Her corpse was released for burial in accordance with Islamic teachings”.
Shiisu said the suspect was apprehended and the case has been transferred to CID for discreet investigation.