Uzairu Salisu, 16, of Kwanan Gulmanmu Jahun in Bauchi, was discovered with his two eyes forcefully removed by an unknown suspect, Charmingpro reports.
The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, stated this in a press release signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, on Friday morning, and vowed to investigate the matter.
The CP stated that the police will ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to justice as a deterrent to future occurrences.
“At around 1800hrs, a distress call was received from the ward head of Birshi Mohammed Lawal, that a Boy of about 16 years old was found in his pool of blood with two of his eyes removed,” police said.
The boy was discovered at Dutsen Jira in the Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolitan, according to the CP.
According to the Charmingpro, a team of police officers led by the DPO of Yelwa responded to the crime scene and transported the victim to the 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,” he said.
He went on to say that the victim revealed that Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi, whom he had known for some time, had lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm, where he strangled him with a cable wire before removing his two eyes.
He also stated that the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as required by global best practices, and that the general public would be kept up to date as the investigation progressed.
The Commissioner of Police emphasizes the importance of parents and guardians keeping a close eye on their children’s activities.
“It is more important than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly monitored by all those in charge,” the CP advised.
He urged community leaders, elders, and authoritative figures to keep an eye on what is going on in their surroundings and to intervene before things get out of hand.
CP Umar Mamman Sanda urged the citizens of the state not to give up on collaborating with the police, particularly with information, and to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal movement to the police.