I want my daughter’s killers executed – Father of newlywed woman burnt to death

The father of the 19-year-old bride, Fatima Aliyu, who was murdered 50 days after her wedding, has demanded the execution of those behind the gruesome murder of his daughter.

Amina Aliyu, the co-wife of the deceased, has been accused of killing the new bride.

The grieving father, Malam Ibrahim Yayaha Sidi Na Khalifa, stated this during an exclusive interview with Daily Trust.

Malam Na Khalifa said he wants justice to take its course by ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book.

He said the Holy Qur’an has clearly spelt out the punishment for someone who kills another without a just cause.

“I will never forgive the blood of my daughter. The Qur’an says ‘We had ordained for them a life for a life’…, so I want to see that judgement is passed on the perpetrators of this dreadful act.

“No! I will never forgive them. If it was an accident or unintentional manslaughter, that is a different issue. But you beat my daughter to death and as if that was not enough, you also set her body ablaze, that I will never forgive,” he said in tears.

Malam Na Khalifa explaining the mixed feelings of happiness and anguish surrounding his daughter’s death said “the Prophet Muhammad, who does not tell anything but the truth, had given glad tidings to anyone killed unjustly that they will abide in paradise.

“Based on those glad tidings, I have no iota of doubt that my daughter will be among the dwellers of the paradise and that makes me happy. But I am grieved and it is really agonising bearing in mind that I will see her no more in this world and I am pained thinking what she went through in the hands of her assailants,” he said.

He described his late daughter as a peaceful, and well behaved girl, who was different from her siblings in terms of good character.

He added that he is happy to hear that the Emir of Minna has shown interest in the matter and some human rights groups have also indicated interest in pursuing the matter to its conclusion.

The late Fatima was born in 2002 and got married to Aliyu Abdullahi on January 29, 2021. She was killed on Tuesday and buried on Wednesday at Sabuwar Unguwa, in her hometown of Katsina on the request of her father.


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