Suspected Ritualists Kill 11-year-old Almajiri In Bauchi, Remove His Brain

Suspected Ritualists Kill 11-year-old Almajiri In Bauchi, Remove His Brain

An 11-year-old old almajiri boy has been killed by suspected ritualists in Bauchi after his skull was smashed and his brain removed along the Kofar Wambai area in the Bauchi metropolis.

According to reports, a yet to be identified man called two almajiri pupils begging for alms and lured them into a corner pretending that he will give them something.

One of the boys was said to have escaped from the assailants and came out in shock and told the residents what had happened.

The residents however discovered the dead body of the boy when they got to where the incident happened ans alerted the Police.

Confirming the incident on Sunday to journalists, the Bauchi State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said the two Quranic school pupils were aged 12 and 11 adding that the suspected ritualists used a stone to break the boy’s head.

“The Police received a distress call from a good Samaritan that unknown persons used a stone and broke the skull of an almajiri pupil. The two Quranic School pupils are Muhammad Yunusa, 11, and Aminu Yusuf, 12.

“They were deceived by unknown persons, who used a stone to break the skull of Yunusa and escaped to an unknown destination, he said.

Wakil further stated that immediately the police received the call, they went to the scene of the incident and met the 11-year-old lying in a pool of blood.

“They took him to the specialist hospital in Bauchi where a medical doctor certified him dead,” he said.

According to him, the State Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Alabi has directed the Divisional Police Officer of ‘A’ Division to act with immediate effect and leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of this dastard act to book.


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