A housewife in Kano identified as Fatima Malam, has stabbed a 6-year-old girl, Sharifat Usman, leaving her with wounds. The incident reportedly took place at Gadon Kaya Damatsiri in the Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.
According to reports, she got annoyed when she learned that her husband’s friend, who is Sherifat’s father, had been ‘pressurizing’ her husband to marry a second wife. This led her to stab the little girl multiple times in the stomach.
It was gathered from a source that Fatima lured Sherifat to accompany her to the Mariri area in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state, where she stabbed her.
The Punch reports that the source said “On their way to Mariri, Fatima bought a kitchen knife on credit. She took Sherifat to an uncompleted building where she stabbed her several times in the 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.
The source further stated that “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.”
Reports revealed that Fatima hurriedly left the scene after stabbing her, believing that the little girl was dead. The girl’s cry, however, attracted passers-by who rescued her. Kano police command spokesperson, Abdullah Haruna confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday, 18th of May 2023. According to him, the girl is currently receiving treatments as video evidence of her recuperating in the hospital surfaced online.