A 30-year- old man, Haruna Barde,has been arrested by the police in Jigawa  state  for allegedly killing a 70-year -old woman and her son in Jahun local government area of the state.

The accused committed the act on September 13 at about 10.30 p.m. in Nahuce village of Harbo town .

The Police Public Relations Officer (PRRO), Alhaji Jinjiri Abdu who confirmed the report said, the victims were 70-year-old Zainab Abubakar and her 50-year-old son, Hassan Abubakar.

“The 30-year-old Barde also attacked the woman’s son, Hassan Abubakar, who tried to save her.

“Upon reception of the report, our men immediately arrived at the scene, rescued and took the victims to hospital and arrested the suspect.

“However, the woman and her son both died minutes later due to injuries they sustained.” he said

The corpses of the deceased were handed over to the family for burial while investigation to know the reason for the attack is ongoing.