Security officiers in the North Region of Cameroon are finding answers to what pushed a woman to kill 2 of her daughters to have for a meal.
The incident happened in the Benue Division, Pitoa sub Division in a village, called Badjingo .
Salamatou Amadou was taken into custody by security officers on Thursday September 17, after the gruesome act was reported .
The 24-year-old woman will face charges for man slaughter. She admitted to killing her 2year-old and 6-month-old daughters, dismembered their mortal remains and had the remains cooked.
What did the remains look like?
On Thursday afternoon, four shocking pictures went viral on social media. One of them showed a woman in casual wear, seated on the ground, with both hands tied behind.
A graphic image showed the feet of a child, many believed were those of her two-year-old daughter, partly submerged in a pot. She had been cooked by her own mother.
A stump of one of the bodies was contained in a blue kitchen dish. It was smaller and could be that of the 6-month-old baby.
A crowd of onlookers stared in disbelief as the security officer, swayed his bike to take her away.
The woman told security officers, she had ‘ slaughtered her daughters to have for a meal , and had ‘eaten’ the liver, heart and intestines.
Since the news broke, many gripped by shock, have questioned why a Mum would commit such a heartless, inhumane and despicable act.
Some people think she might have lost her senses at the time of the act. Others feel she may be involved in some sect . But a vast majority of the public is still at a loss.
Perhaps security officers will provide more convincing answers when results of their finding will be made public.
Kathy Neba Sina