On Thursday, the residents of Daura were confronted with a horrifying scene as a 90-year-old woman and her granddaughter were discovered dead. The granddaughter's abdomen was mutilated, with reports suggesting that some organs had been removed.
Daura in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, is the home town of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
After spending eight years as President, Buhari retired to Daura in 2023.
Neighbours discovered the bodies of 90-year-old Hajiya Amina and her 23-year-old granddaughter, Biklisu on Saturday morning, according to eyewitnesses.
SaharaReporters reports that the incident happened on Thursday, right inside the family home of the deceased persons in the Tudun Wada neighbourhood of Daura town.
According to reports, the nonagenarian was strangled while her granddaughter was slaughtered.
A resident of Daura also told our reporter that the granddaughter’s stomach was ripped open and her kidneys removed by the assailants.
Katsina State governor, Dikko Umar Radda has offered his condolences to the family of the deceased persons and the Daura emirate council.
The spokesperson for the state police command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, has confirmed the incident, saying "We are waiting for further details."