The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command Aminu Alhassan, has ordered an investigation into the removal of a twelve-year-old boy’s eye by unknown persons in Kafin-Madaki, Ganjuwa Local Council of the state.
The Police in a statement by its Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said the boy, Najib Hussaini , an indigene of Kano State, was attending Quranic education in Kafin-Madaki when the incident occurred on December 9, 2022.
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According to him, the incident occurred at about 2:00p.m. at Unguwar Yamma, close to the victim’s school.
Wakil said that two unknown people on a motorcycle lured the victim to a nearby house to assist them to call a lady.
“They took the victim on their bike straight to an isolated area near Hanyar Gonar Wakili of the same village, where they stopped the motorcycle near a bushy area and forcefully plucked the right eye of the victim and abandoned him in his pool of blood.
“The victim managed to reach a point where he was seen by some of his colleagues who rushed him to their teacher.
“The incident was reported to the Ganjuwa Divisional Police Headquarters; a discreet investigation commenced in earnest where the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH),” he said.
Recall that on June 24, the Police paraded a suspect, Isaac Ezekiel, for luring one Uzairu Salisu, ‘m’, 16, of Jahun Bauchi Metropolitan into a nearby bush for a casual job on his farm.
The suspect allegedly used a cable wire to strangulate Salisu into a coma and used a knife to remove his two eyes for a ritual purpose.