A man identified as Alhassan Ya’u on Monday killed his one-year-old son, Sani Alhassan.
The 30-year-old man slaughtered his son at Dankargo village in Jahun local Government area of Jigawa State.
A residents who spoke on the incident noted that Ya’u who is suffering from psychiatric problem, took his son into his room and slit his throat to death.
The incident was confirmed by the spokesman of Jigawa State police command, SP Abdu Jinjiri.
Jinjiri disclosed that the suspect allegedly killed his son with a knife at about 9:00 a.m on Monday.
The spokesman added that investigation revealed that the suspect is suffering from psychiatric problem from time to time.
He noted that after the incident was reported, police operatives in the area rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.
Jinjiri said an exhibit was recovered from the suspect and the corpse was taken to hospital where it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He said the suspect will be taken to Kazaure LGA psychiatric hospital for examination and medical attention.