Ritualists pluck 9-yr-old boy’s eyes in Bauchi

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By Suzan Edeh

BAUCHI — The Bauchi State Police Command has disclosed that some unknown ritualists attacked and removed the eyes of a nine-year-old boy in Toro Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said around 2.30 pm, unknown assailants, suspected to be ritualists, attacked and removed the eyes of a nine-year-old Haruna Dahiru of Badiko ward in Toro Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that the victim was rearing cattle at Babujaye in Gumau village when the ritualists trailed his movement to a solidarity area where they attacked him.

According to the Haruna, “the victim’s movement was trailed by the ritualists to a solidarity area before he was attacked.

“The scene was visited by the Police detectives attached to Gumau Division and the victim was rushed to General Hospital Toro for treatment.”

He, however, assured that the police had commenced investigation into the matter and were also making efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

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