By Faith Nyasuguta
Nigerian police are currently investigating an extremely rare incident that led to two cousins allegedly amputating each other’s arms.
The incident is said to have happened in the village of Alkali in the north-eastern state of Yobe.
Speaking to the BBC, the police spokesperson in the state, Dungus Abdulkarim, revealed that the two young men had engaged in a fight in which they used machetes to cut off each other’s left hand.
The two are 25-years-old each.
So far, it remains unclear what exactly sparked the family fight but the police allege that it could be related to a farming issue.
The local authorities have now taken the amputated hands to a nearby hospital.
The two cousins are both in a critical condition and are being treated at the medical facility.