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2 men kidnap and kill baby girl because her mother stole their goat

By Mason White 11:29 AM May 4, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A little girl is dead after her mother was accused of stealing a goat, police in Nigeria said.

Prosecutors told the Gusau Magistrate’s Court on Friday, that the two men were arrested for the alleged murder of the seven-month-old baby.

Daniel Longwal told the court that Isiya Koli and Surajo Abdullahi, both of Modomawa, Zamfara, are accused of the murder. Longwal said that the two suspects along with others who are still at large, had accused the girl’s mother, Aisha Ibrahim, of stealing their goat.

During an argument with the woman, the two men violently grabbed the baby and fled from the scene. Police immediately began looking for the suspect, but by the time they were located the baby was already dead.

During arraignment, the two pleaded not guilty to the charges.