A native of Adamawa State, Yusuf Adamu instructed his son, Suugbomsumen, to try out a gun-resisting charm on him, but it failed, and he died as the latter rained bullets on him.

Late Adamu could not survive the bullets; he died on the spot, according to GULFNETT.COM, a Hausa-based online publication.

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It is gathered that the deceased said that the combinations he used were strong enough to prevent bullets from penetrating into his body.

The police in the state confirmed the tragic incident and explained that the suspected son has been arrested for further investigation.

The spokesperson of the command, Suleiman Nguroje stated that Suugbomsumen has been arrested by the police and the investigation has since commenced.

“The police will thoroughly investigate the case and ensure that justice is done, regardless of the relationship between the deceased and the suspect,” he said.

In 2021, seven people from Dasin Bwate village, Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa have lost their lives over allegations that they are witches.

Sulaiman Nguroje, the police spokesman in the state, confirmed the development on Wednesday in Yola.

He, however, said that when the team arrived at the village on morning, the residents, including the village head had deserted the community.

Mr Nguroje said the team found the seven unidentified corpses in one of the houses in the village.

According to him, no arrest has been made so far.

“We are calling on the neighbouring villages to assist the police with useful information on the whereabouts of the residents of Dasin Bwate,’’ Mr Nguroje pleaded.

In Nigeria, witchcraft is an offence punishable by imprisonment for two years, per 216 & 210 Criminal and Penal Codes Act respectively. There is however no provision for the summary execution of suspected witches.


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