Man Shoots Mother To Death In Adamawa, Says He Doesn’t Regret Killing Her

Sadiq Idrissu

An angry man identified as Sadiq Idrissu, has reportedly shot and killed his mother accused of witchcraft in Adamawa state.

The 30 years old Sadiq of Boga in Gombi Local Government Area, opened fire on his biological mother on the 5th December, 2023, leaving her lifeless.

Sadiq, who admitted killing his mother, added that he does not regret killing her; instead, he sympathised with his father for marrying and staying with her for all this while.

“I killed my mother because she appeared to me as a witch. People have been accusing her of witchcraft for about 2 years ago. It is true because something kept frightening more especially in the night”, he stated.

The suspect, who drinks chemical known as “suck and die” said that his mother had been appearing to him in a dream as a witch and kept sending terrible fears and causing him sleepless night.

He narrated that on that fateful day, he stormed their family house in the mid night and could not find his mother in the room only his sister who was sleeping, explaining that he immediately remembered that his mother had gone out to perpetrate witchcraft.

According to him, he also entered his father’s room but couldn’t find her, and that while going out he sighted her and shot her 2 times which confirmed to him that she is a witch.

While confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, explained that the suspect murdered his mother over allegation of witchcraft.

SP Nguroje said that the suspect was apprehended following a tip off, saying that the Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has directed that the matter be transferred to CID for discreet investigation and prosecution.