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Man kills wife, chops off daughter’s hand in Plateau

A yet-to-be-identified man on Tuesday allegedly killed his estranged wife using an axe to cut her head and the daughter’s hand.

The incident, which thrown Kampala community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau, into mourning, happened when the woman who had left her husband after unresolved issues returned home to pack her belongings.

A resident of the community, Sunday Yaks, confirmed the development to newsmen in Jos, saying the man also used an axe to cut off the hand of his six-year-old daughter.

The resident said, “Right now, the Kampala community is in shock because of what the man did to his wife and little daughter. I know the man as Mr Chayi and the name of her daughter is Jessica who is about six years old.

“So the man has been having marital issues with the wife and she eventually left the marriage with their little daughter.

“But, yesterday evening, the woman returned to their house in Kampala with her daughter to pack her things.

“We don’t what happened but the man used an axe to cut off the woman’s head and the daughter’s hand.

“It was a terrible sight when some community members who were alerted rushed to their house.

“The two victims were rushed to the hospital but the woman died while receiving treatment,” he said.

However, the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred, while confirming the death of the incident, said that the suspect had been arrested by the policemen who were drafted to the community upon receiving the information.

The PPRO said, “The man is in our custody right now. He will be charged in court when an investigation is concluded in the matter.”

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