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Ritualists kill man, pluck son’s eyes

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By Suzan Edeh

Bauchi—Suspected ritualists have killed a man and removed his son’s eyes in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The ritualists, 10 in number, were said to have stormed the residence of the deceased, Yakubu Ubandoma, with dangerous weapons, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands.

They also reportedly removed the eyes of the deceased’s son, Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.

Not done, the ritualists were also said to have inflicted machete cuts on the head of another person in the house.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the command was doing everything possible to arrest the culprits who fled the scene after carrying out the heinous act.

He said: “10 suspected ritualists, wielding dangerous weapons, stormed the house of one Yakubu Ubandoma, located about 10 kilometres away from Rimin Zayam Village in Toro council, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands.

“The suspects also removed the eyes of his son called Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.

“One other person in the house, Yakubu Alhamdu, sustained machete cuts in the head.”

Mohammed said police detectives visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victims to Toro General Hospital.

He said efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects and appealed to members of the public with useful information to visit the nearest police station.



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