Suspected ritualist kills 11-year-old almajiri in Bauchi, removes brain


Ahmed Wakil, Bauchi PPRO

An 11-year-old almajiri identified to be Muhammad Yinusa has been murdered by a suspected ritualist along Kofar Wambai area in the Bauchi metropolis.

The suspected ritualist smashed the minor’s head open with a stone and removed his brain.

Reportedly, the assailant called two almajiri pupils begging for alms and lured them into a corner pretending to have something for them.

The other boy, Aminu Yusuf 12-year-old, however, escaped the scene and informed residents of what happened who then called the police.

Ahmed Wakil, the public relations officer of the Bauchi State Police Command confirmed the incident on Sunday.

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He said the two Quranic school pupils were aged 12 and 11, adding that the suspected ritualists used a stone to break the boy’s head.

“The Police received a distress call from a good Samaritan that unknown persons used a stone and broke the skull of an almajiri pupil. The two Quranic School pupils are Muhammad Yunusa, 11, and Aminu Yusuf, 12.

“They were deceived by unknown persons, who used a stone to break the skull of Yunusa and escaped to an unknown destination.”

He said after the police received the call, they arrived the scene to meet Yinusa lying in a pool of blood and was confirmed dead at a specialist hospital in Bauchi.

Wakil said the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Alabi has directed the Divisional Police Officer of ‘A’ Division to act with immediate effect and leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of this dastard act to book.

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