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Man Slices Daughter’s Throat In Adamawa. Says, ‘I Just Feel Like Doing It’

An eight-year-old girl now lies critically ill in
hospital in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, after
her father cut into her throat with a kitchen knife.
The father who is believed to be suffering a
psychological problem after a long time of drug
abuse said upon being asked by neighbours why
he turned against his daughter, that he just felt
like doing it.
The story broke Wednesday afternoon when one
of the people at the Yola town neighbourhood
where the incident took place, complained on her
Facebook page that they took the girl to the
hospital and they were having difficulty in getting
a doctor to attend to her.
Our correspondent who was one of the newsmen
who mobilised to the Federal Medical Centre
(FMC), Yola, however, found that the girl had
already been stabilised and admitted at the
emergency unit of the hospital.
On interaction with neighbours, our correspondent
gathered that the father acquired some wealth
from cattle trading and even went for the Muslim
pilgrimage last year, but that he started taking
drugs at some point, as a result of which his
mental balance and business fortunes declined
rapidly.
“His wife became really worried when the man
began to threaten that he would slaughter
members of the family one by one,” one of the
neighbours, Maryam Umar, said, adding that the
man’s wife, Fadimatu, responded by taking all the
kitchen knives away.
She could not say where the man, Seidu Dan Iya,
got the knife with which he sliced the throat of
his daughter who now lies between life and
death.
The doctor who attended to little Zarau Seidu,
Elkannah Patrick, said the girl has a 50-50
chance of survival.
The ENT doctor told newsmen that he had
cleaned up the site of the cut and would now
source the right tool for a more comprehensive
surgery, and reiterated that the girl had half a
chance to live.
“We cannot determine yet if there is infection. We
hope there is none because infection will seriously
imperil her chances of survival,” he said.
The Head of Clinical Services of the FMC, Yola, Dr
Yerima Suleiman Yusuf, said the hospital would
treat little Zarau free of charge.
He said, “We have a Paupers’ Fund from which
we will treat this patient because we realize that
the mother is not ready and the father is a
psychiatric case.”
The man is currently with the police, giving the
Adamawa State Police Command the second
psychiatric case in less than two weeks following
the case in Mubi last week of a man who killed
his wife and reported that he thought he was
fighting a stranger.



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