By OKOSUN OKHUELEIGBE
A 53-years old man, on Wednesday in Kaduna slaughtered his four children and attempted to kill himself after an alleged quarrel with his wife.
Mallan Saleh Magaji, the suspect killed the children who were believed to be between the ages of 8, 6, 4 and 2 years. Neighbours said that the man had quarrelled with the wife throughout the night, forcing her to leave the house located on Ahmadu Bello Street in Kawo area of Kaduna metropolis.
It was gathered that the man allegedly locked the entrance to the house and used a knife to slaughter the four children for no reason.
It was learnt that one of the children who was not in the house when the incident happened alerted the village head when he found out that the residence was locked from inside on Wednesday afternoon.
The neighbours were said to have mobilised and in company with the police forced the door opened met the children already dead while their father was still alive but in serious condition as he attempted to slit his own throat.
The remains of the children were later deposited at the St Gerards Hospital in Kakuri, Kaduna.
DSP Abubakar Zubairu, spokesperson of Kaduna police command confirmed the killings but said the wife of the man came to report at the station but before they got there, the children have been slaughtered.