A 16-year-old boy was found in a terrible condition with two of his eyes removed at Dutsen Jira of Yelwa area in Bauchi State.
The eyes of the teenage boy were allegedly removed by a friend who deceived him to the bush to carry out the crime.
Confirming the incident to newsmen on Friday, the Bauchi State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil said one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi whom the victim had known for some time lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm where he committed the horrific crime.
He said the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment and the public would be updated as the investigation unfolds.
Ahmed Wakil charged parents and guardians on the need to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their children.
He said: “At about 1800hrs (on Thursday), a distress call was received from the Ward head of Birshi Mohammed Lawal, that a boy of about 16 years was found in his pool of blood with two of his eyes removed at Dutsen Jira of Yelwa area Bauchi in metropolitan area.
“A team of Policemen làd by DPO of Yelwa division moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) for treatment.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s name is Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ of kwanan Gulmammu Jahun Quarters.
“Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi whom the victim has known for some time lured him to a Bush for a menial job on his farm where the suspect used a cable wire to strangulate the victim and remove his two eyes.
“While the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices, the general public will be updated as the investigation unfolds.
“To this end, the commissioner of Police reiterates the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their wards.”