Suspected ritualists have killed an 11-year-old almajiri boy in Bauchi after smashing his skull and removing his brain.
It was gathered that the incident was committed along Kofar Wambai area in the Bauchi metropolis.
It was also learnt that a yet to be identified man called two almajiri pupils begging for alms and lured them into a corner pretending that he will give them something.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the assailants had called two Almajiri pupils who were going about begging for alms and lured them into a dark corner pretending that they wanted to give them something.
The Bauchi State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident to journalists in a telephone interview on Sunday.
The men smashed the skull of one of the boys, removed his brain and escaped to unknown destination.
The other boy managed to escape from the assailants and told the residents what had happened.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, 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.
According to him, immediately the police received the call, they went to the scene of the incident and met the 11-year-old lying in a pool of blood.
“They took him to the specialist hospital in Bauchi where a medical doctor certified him dead,” he said.
He said that 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.
The Police Spokesman advised parents to monitor the movement of their children and not to allow them to answer calls from strangers in the name of giving them something.