Police in Makurdi have confirmed the slaughtering of a nine-month-old baby girl by her father, John Depuun of Mbangur, Shangev Tiev, Konshisha local government area of Benue State.
According to sources, Mr Depuun, on Wednesday, slit the throat of his nine- month-daughter and when he was caught, he explained that he had been directed by God to use her as sacrifice.
Our correspondent gathered that Depuun had allegedly snatched his infant daughter from his wife and taken her to a bush in Mbangur, Tse-Agberagba, where he slaughtered her.
According to the source, when caught, Depuun confessed to the killing, saying he did it as directed by God.
“She was my sheep and I decided to sacrifice her to God as demanded of me. I have not laid my hands on anyone’s child and as such, should not be condemned”
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the family members alleged that he has a mental issue, which Depuun outrightly denied.
The police public relations officer, DSP Moses Yamu, who confirmed the killing, said the said Depuun, has been arrested while investigation into the matter is ongoing.
It would be recalled that three weeks ago, a housewife slaughtered her husband, three children and self in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.