A 30-year-old man suspected to be mentally disturbed, Haruna Barde, killed two people in Nahuce village of Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State yesterday, Daily Trust gathered. Barde also set ablaze several stores of food stuff belonging to the locals.
Zainab Abubakar, 70 and her son, Hassan Abubakar were the victims hacked while few others escaped with various degrees of injuries.
One of the locals from the village told Daily Trust that Barde who used to be a sane person suddenly went berserk, chasing people with cutlass and forcing many to flee.
According to him, the 70-year-old woman became his first victim when he stormed her house looking for her son, but when he did not find him he decided to kill her.
Upon hearing that the man had invaded their house, the son to the late woman came out of his hideout with a view to rescuing his mother but was also killed.
The State Command Police spokesperson, SP Abdul Jinjiri confirmed the incident, saying the killer had since been arrested.