Bauchi Police vows to arrest suspects behind removal of boy’s eye

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state command of the Nigerian police has vowed to ensure that the suspects behind the plucking of an eye of a 12 year old boy in Kafin Madaki community of Ganjuwa local government area of the state are arrested and prosecuted.

The state Commissioner of the command, Aminu Alhassan who stated this in a press statement signed by the PPRO, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil on Tuesday ordered for a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstance that led to heinous crime.

According to the statement, the victim Najib Hussaini ‘m’ 12yrs old, an indigene of Kano state who was attending quranic education (Almajiranci) in Kafin-Madaki was barely a year in Bauchi when the incident occured.

Police said that the incident happened on 9th December, 2022 at about 0200hrs at Unguwar Yamma, not far from the victim’s school (Tsangaya).

SP Wakil said, it was revealed that two unknown people who came on a motorcycle (Bajaj) lured the victim to a nearby house to assist them to call a lady.

He explained that the assailants took the victim on their bike straight to an isolated area near Hanyar Gonar Wakili of the same village, where they stopped near a bushy area and forcefully plucked the right eye of the victim.

According to the press statement, the boy was abandoned in the pool of his blood after the incident.

“The victim managed to reach a point where he was sighted by some of his colleagues who rushed him to their teacher”, police said.

SP Wakil who explained that the incident was reported to the Ganjuwa Divisional Police Headquarters, pointed out that discreet investigation has commenced in earnest after the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) for treatment.

He said that CP Alhassan is appealing to the general public to always be security conscious and report strange people and suspicious movements within their localities, assuring that the perpetrators of criminal act would be apprehended soon.

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