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Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband



Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

The mum believed to have killed her five childrenbefore throwing herself in front of a train reportedly set the breakfast table before drugging and smothering the kids.

It is claimed that the children’s mum, who has been named only as Christiane K, was left “overwhelmed” when she split from her husband.

German police are continuing to investigate the massacre with the prime suspect being the children’s mum.

The children – aged between 1 and 8 – were all found dead by police at the family’s flat in Solingen, western Germany. The victims have been named as Luca, 8, and Timo, 6, Sophie, 3, Leonie 2, and Melina who was just 1.

The woman’s eldest son Marcel survived the massacre.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Christiane K. and eldest son Marcel

It is believed the children were killed on Wednesday night, September 2, and the next day Christiane K. and Marcel travelled on a train to Dusseldorf – 20 miles from their home.

Christiane K reportedly texted her mum at around lunchtime and said, “send the police to the apartment, the children are dead”.

Marce was left on the train as his mum got off and threw herself onto the tracks at Dusseldorf Central Station.

The boy is reported to have stayed on the train until he got to his grandma’s house about 30 miles away in Mönchengladbach. Police said he was not harmed and is currently in the care of relatives.

Meanwhile, the mum was rescued by firefighters but remains in a serious condition.

Chief investigator Marcel Maierhofer said that when the police arrived, the kids were all found lying on their beds with the breakfast dishes still on the kitchen table.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Outside the house where the children were found dead

Prosecutors have said new toxicology reports indicate the children were suffocated after being sedated with an “unknown agent”.

The mum is then believed to have gone with her oldest son Marcel, 11, to Dusseldorf where she attempted suicide by throwing herself under a train.

Mr Maierhofer said she is believed to have “carried out the act while she was feeling emotionally overwhelmed, and that too is the motive”.

Police believe she became distressed after splitting from her third husband one year ago and suffered deteriorating mental health, reports Bild.

Cops who entered the flat to make the grim discovery on Thursday, September 3, are reported to have broken down in tears.

“When the police and rescue workers came out crying, it was clear to us that something bad must have happened,” one resident told Pledge Times.

Cops were also said to be shocked by the state of the family’s living conditions in the rundown flat.

Neighbours lit candles for the children as they held vigils outside the apartment block. Photos show flowers and stuffed animals placed close to the scene.

One message simply reads “why?” in German.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Neighbours have asked “how desperate do you have to be to kill your own children?”.

Detectives are due to interview the mum once she has recovered in hospital.

Cops do not know why she spared her oldest son.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

German media reports Marcel messaged a friend on Thursday afternoon on WhatsApp.

He wrote: “I just wanted to tell you that you won’t see me anymore because all of my siblings are dead.”

The friend initially thought it was a dark joke until he went to the family’s apartment and found it completely sealed off by police.

Four of the children were from the mother’s most recent marriage and two from an earlier relationship.

Cops are in contact with both fathers and neither are suspected of any wrongdoing in the case. The 27-year-old mother is assumed to be responsible.

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Man commits suicide due to inability to cope with burdens



Man ends it all in Kano over ‘family troubles .

One Ibrahim Abubakar, retailer along Zoo Road in Kano city, ended it all on Thursday night.

His body was found swinging from a rope in his shop.

His child, Abdussalam Ibrahim, told newsmen that his dad was combating with mental illness which further declined by homegrown duties he was unable to deal with, including the wedding of his little girl that is coming up soon.

He said: “Our father was battling with psychological trauma and he is also poverty-stricken. More so, my sister is due to be given out in marriage soon. We performed the evening prayer with him after which he went back to the shop and hung himself. He gave up the ghost despite attempts to save him when he was discovered.”

In his reaction, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, expressed that examination concerning the case is on to figure out what really occurred. In the interim, the essential report shows that the man was discovered hanging in his shop at night.

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Wike advises buhari to fulfill his promise to nigerians



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has encouraged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to demonstrate to Nigerians that he is prepared to fulfill the masses needs.

The lead representative said the President will set the nation ‘ablaze’ by not actualizing a portion of the solicitations voiced out by pioneers during the ongoing conversations with the official designation drove by the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.

The PUNCH had revealed that Gambari drove lawmakers and government officials to gatherings with heads of the six international zones as a method of tending to concerns brought up in the outcome of the #EndSARS protests.

Gambari and the official appointment had met with lead representatives and heads of the South-South international zone in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday. At the gathering, the South-South pioneers including the Rivers State governor requested the rebuilding of the nation in accordance with the guideline of genuine federalism, saying it will ensure harmony, security and soundness in the nation.

Giving a report on the gathering on Thursday morning, Wike said the President actually has the opportunity to execute the desire of individuals and engraving an inheritance for himself.

The governor talked today on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily program.

He said, “I am not a pessimist. I don’t believe that because you didn’t do what you agreed to do yesterday, therefore, you will not do what you agree to do today.

Even if he (Buhari) has not done what he told Nigerians he would do, he can say, look, I promised Nigerians yesterday, I didn’t do that and that is affecting my integrity and so, for people who know me, I will implement what I have said.

“People have raised the issue that they don’t think anything will come out of the dialogues. I don’t agree with them. I believe that if the President does not do it, given the opportunity he has now, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.” Continuing, Wike said political will to implement what the people want is key in governance.

According to him, the President has to show leadership by listening to Nigerians and by adhering to their wishes and proposals. “He may not necessarily implement everything the people may want but let the people see the concrete evidence that under President Buhari, he has been able to implement one, two, three, four demands by the people.

“If he (Buhari) doesn’t take this opportunity now to implement some of these requests, I don’t think it will be very good for Nigerians and for his legacy,” the governor added.

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Best WASSCE candidate of 2019 dies of cancer.



Enugu state student who passed 2019 WASSCE with 7As dies of malignancy.

Chisom Chukwuneke, an understudy who arose the best 2019 candidate of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE, in her school, has died subsequent to fighting leukemia.

Douglas Ifeanyi Uzochukwu, Principal of Graceland College in Enugu where she moved on from a year ago, affirmed the sad news to TheCable Lifestyle yesterday.

Uzochukwu said chisom, 17, kicked the bucket after a delayed treatment in South Africa.

“I’m not her father. I can’t speak much on that but she passed on from leukemia after prolonged treatment in South Africa,” he added.

In a statement written via the school’s Facebook page, he wrote: “Forever in our hearts! Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint you left in our Hall of Fame. A truly outstanding student! Rest In Peace Chisom!”

Felix Chukwuneke, a Nigerian professor identified as the father of the deceased, also took to Facebook to explain how Chisom’s sickness started as pain in her leg.

He said this had prompted him to fly her to South Africa for medical care. “ It was just like a dream but the realities are crystal now. Just a pain on the leg that snowballed to a devastating episode, the battle started earnestly.

I hear you call, ‘daddy my leg is paining me’. I watch as you lie abed with pain,” he said in a long tribute to the deceased.

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