16-year-old Almajiri boy found with eyes plucked in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa State have found a 16-year-old Almajiri boy, Yusufa Mustapha dead, with his eyes plucked out.

Spokesman of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident in a statement issued to reporters.

He said the incident happened on Friday at about 1515hrs in a bush at Shiwarin, Kiyawa Local Government.

According to him, “information at the command’s disposal revealed that one Mallam Mustapha reported that on the same date at about 0800hrs one of his students (almajiri) by name Yusufa Mustapha, 16yrs, went to the bush to get firewood.

“He explained that the victim didn’t come back; later, he was discovered in the bush, one of his eyes was removed by an unknown person.”

Shiisu said the victim was taken to Dutse General Hospital for examination and was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He said effort is on to trace the perpetrators of the crime.

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