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Unknown assailants murder woman, leave daughter on unconscious in Jigawa

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The quiet neighborhood of Dutse, Jigawa State was unsettled on Thursday following the discovery of the lifeless body of a 47-year-old woman, Esther Adekanla, popularly known as Hadiza Nakowa.

A resident told newsmen that Esther Adekanla, a food vendor, was last seen on February 12, 2024, raising suspicions among her neighbors when attempts to reach her proved futile.

He said the incident happened on Thursday evening and was reported to the police.

Police spokesman DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said detectives from the Dutse Division were mobilized and they forced entry into her residence, revealing a gruesome scene.

According to him, “the lifeless body of Esther Adekanla was found in the sitting room, surrounded by visible cuts on her head and neck

“Also, her 11-year-old daughter, Christiana Michael, was discovered alive but unconscious in a locked store with head injuries.”

He said both victims were rushed to Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Shiisu said Esther Adekanla was confirmed dead by a medical doctor, and her body was subsequently transferred to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

The State police commissioner, AT Abdullahi, however, directed a thorough investigation to ensure the apprehension of the suspects.

Abdullahi emphasized that anyone found guilty would be prosecuted accordingly.

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