Kano Woman Stabs Girl Whose Father Advised Her Husband to Take Second Wife

A Kano-based woman, Fatima Malam, allegedly stabbed a six-year-old girl, Sherifat Usman, whose father “advised” the former’s husband to marry a second wife.

According to PUNCH Fatima stabbed the victim many times in her stomach. She is now battling to survive at a hospital.

It was gathered that Fatima was annoyed when she learnt that Sherifat’s father, a friend of her husband, has been the one advising him to get another wife. But Fatima’s husband, identified as Malam, claimed that his wife is mentally deranged.

The two families are residents of Gadon Kaya Damatsiri in the Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.

Sources said Fatima lured Sherifat to accompany her to the Mariri area in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state where she stabbed the girl.

“On their way to Mariri, Fatima bought a kitchen knife on credit. She took Sherifat to an uncompleted building where she stabbed her severally in her stomach with the sole intention to kill her.

“Fatima wanted to kill Sherifat in vengeance because she felt her (Sherifat’s) father was the one instigating her husband to get a second wife.

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“Fatima has been acting strange in recent times. Some weeks ago, she brought out a pestle one evening, threatening that she would kill somebody if her husband eventually takes another wife.

It was learnt that after stabbing Sherifat, Fatima hurriedly left the scene believing that the little girl was dead. The girl’s cry, however, attracted passers-by who rescued her from the scene.

The Kano Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday. But he said efforts to arrest the suspect are underway.


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