Muhammad Yinusa, an 11-year-old Almajiri boy has been brutally murdered by suspected ritualists in Bauchi after smashing his skull and removing his brain. 

Eons intelligence learnt that the crime was committed along Kofar Wambai Area in the Bauchi metropolis.

Local sources revealed that a yet to be identified man called the two Almajiri boys who were begging for alms and lured them into a corner, promising to give them treats.

He allegedly attacked the boys but one of them narrowly escaped while the other was not so lucky. The visibly traumatised boy, according to locals informed residents of what had happened.

A rescue team was subsequently mobilised to the scene but it was too late. They discovered the dead body of the Almajiri boy and quickly alerted the Police.

In his response, Bauchi State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the disturbing incident to newsmen through a telephone interview on Sunday.

Superintendent of Police Wakil said the two boys were aged 12 and 11. He stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspected ritualists broke the boy’s head with a stone, killing him on the spot, ostensibly for ritual purpose.

He said: "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 the Police mobilised and stormed the scene immediately the call was received. He said they met the lifeless body of the boy in a pool of his blood. 

He further stated that the State Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Alabi has issued a directive to the Divisional Police Officer of ‘A’ Division to act with immediate effect and ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book in good time.

The Police Scribe also used the opportunity to advise parents and guardians to monitor the movements of their children and cautioned them to warn their children against doing the bidding of strangers for what ever reason.

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