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Almajiri Boy Found Dead With His Brain Taken Away In Bauchi

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File photo: Almajiri children roaming the street

A Qur’anic student popularly known as Almajiri has been found dead with his skull smashed by unknown killers in Bauchi State.

The disturbing incident Naija News understands happened at Kofar Wambai area of Bauchi metropolis.

It was reported that the assailants went away with the boy’s brain and left his remains behind.

Residents of the area who confirmed the incident to newsmen said someone had called two pupils, telling them that he wanted to give them something and subsequently lured them to where the 11-year-old Almajiri’s head was smashed with a stone.

Daily Post quoted the residents who pleaded not to be named as saying that the second boy escaped the incident but is now in shock.

They claimed that the survivor narrated what happened to them, adding that they went to the scene where they saw the remains of the boy.

When contacted, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said a good Samaritan had informed the command of the incident.

According to the police spokesman, a Superintendent of Police (SP), “Police received a distress call from a good Samaritan that an unknown person had used a stone to break the skull of the Almajiri pupil.

“The two Qur’anic school pupils, Muhammad Yunusa -11 years and Aminu Yusuf -12 years old were deceived by unknown persons who used that stone to break the skull of Yunusa and ran to an unknown destination.”

The PPRO informed that upon the receipt of the distress call, police personnel immediately mobilized to the scene of the crime, where they met Yunus lying in the pool of his blood.

Naija News understands that the police had taken the boy to Bauchi Specialist Hospital, Bauchi, where a medical doctor certified him dead.

Wakil explained further that the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, had directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of “A” Division to act on the case with immediate effect.

He added that CP Alabi further directed that no stone must be left unturned in arresting the perpetrators of the act to bring them to book.

The PPRO admonished parents and guardians to always monitor the movement of their children and wards, adding that, “they should not allow them to answer calls from strangers in the name of giving them something.”

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