A step-mother, Furera Abubakar, has killed her four-day-old stepson with insecticide in Bantu Village in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The 24-year-old in consequence of her vile action is in police custody.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil in a statement titled “24-year-old housewife kills stepson in Ningi LGA,” related the incident saying, “Operatives attached to the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested Furera Abubakar, female (24) of Bantu village, Ningi Local Government Area of the state for culpable homicide.
“The incident was reported to the Ningi Divisional Police headquarters on August 19, 2023, which revealed that the four-day-old baby was born on August 15, 2023, and was murdered by the suspect, Furera Abubakar, on August 19, 2023, before the naming ceremony.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a co-wife to the victim’s mother.
“The suspect entered the co-wife’s room with liquid insecticide and applied it to the baby’s unhealed umbilical cord.”