A man, Mammman Dankarami in Goru village of Arewa local government area of Kebbi State has slaughtered his three children .
The three male children were said to be aged between 5 months to 3 years.
The sole administrator of Arewa local government Area, Alhaji Muhammadu Dan Kaku where the incident occurred made this known to journalists yesterday in Birnin Kebbi.
He said after killing the children, the man jumped into an open well with the aim of committing suicide, but was saved by local government officials and the police.
“After slaughtering his own three children, he jumped into a well to also kill himself, but he was saved by the local government officials and the police,” he said.
The sole administrator added that the man was taken to Jega psychiatric hospital because residents in the area said he had a recurring mental illness.
When contacted on the matter, the state police public relations officer, Nafiu Abubakar confirmed the incident.