Man Suspected to be Mentally Ill Butchers Two Students, Injures Three in Borno School


Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri

A suspected mentally-ill man yesterday attacked a school in Borno State with a machete, killing two persons and injuring two others.

The police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, in a statement said: “Today (Thursday) at about 0930 hours, one Gaji Adamu ‘male’ of Kubu village of Kwaya Kusar Local Government Area, suspected to be of unsound mind, armed with machete, entered into Jafi Primary School, Kwaya Kusar town, and killed two male pupils while a teacher and a female pupil were wounded in the attack. As a result, irate youths mobbed the suspect who is now unconscious and admitted in hospital under protective custody.”

Isuku added that “the corpses and injured have been evacuated to Gombe General Hospital.”
He said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Damian Chukwu, had directed the Divisional Police Officer of Kwaya Kusar Division to transfer the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for a discreet investigation as well as to determine the mental state of the suspect.