Suspected Boko Haram Man Hacks Parents, Siblings to Death in Potiskum


Michael Olugbode

The Nigeria Police on Tuesday said a 28-year old man, Adamu Mai Bisco, suspected to be a Boko Haram member, on Monday night hacked his parents and two sisters to death in Potiskum town of Yobe state.

Speaking to journalists, the Police Public Relations Officer of Yobe State Police Command, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, revealed that the four victims were murdered without provocation in their sleep with a shovel by the suspect.

The action of the suspect was said to be under the influence of hard drugs.

Some of the people of the area where the crime took place told journalists that the parents of the suspect had threatened to report him to security agents for allegedly being a member of the notorious Boko Haram sect.

One of the residents who spoke anonymously said: “I gathered that the parents said they will report him to security as a Boko Haram. He did not take that threat lightly and so decided to kill them along with his siblings while they were all asleep.”

In a text message sent to some journalists in Yobe State, correspondent, the PPRO said the offence was commited under section 221 of the penal code law.

He said the offence the killings were committed by Adamu Mai Bisco, 28 years old of Bataiya area of Potiskum, Yobe State “apparently under the influence of hard drugs, Marijuana and Tramol capsules.