Residents of Gorun Bandiremi village, Yeldu, Kebbi State were thrown into confusion on Tuesday, as a 30-year-old man, Idi Mamman Dankarami butchered his three children, including a 3-month-old baby. Mr. Dankarami reportedly used a machete to butcher his children aged four, three and three months, with blood flowing all over the place. Sources said the innocent kids comprising two males and a female, were dispatched to their untimely death at about 2pm of the fateful day as villagers watched in awe while their demented father embarked on the killing spree.
It is, however, suspected that the man had gone insane, a condition that might have propelled him to kill his children, Shansu Mamman, Fatihu Mamman and Sharifah Mamman, the three- month -old female baby.
After committing the act, Idi jumped into a nearby well in an apparent suicide attempt, but was reportedly brought out by some villagers, who rushed him to a psychiatric hospital at Jega, where he is currently being monitored by the police pending when his condition improves to face prosecution.