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Bauchi police hunt for culprits after teenager’s eyes removed

A 16-year-old boy, named Uzairu Salisu of Kwanan Gulmanmu Jahun in Bauchi metropolis has been found with his two eyes forcefully removed by an unknown suspect.

The Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda stated this in a press release signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil Friday morning.

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He vowed to get to the root of the matter, adding that the police will ensure that the culprits behind the dastardly act are brought to book.

“At about 1800hrs a distress call was received from the ward head of Birshi Mohammed Lawal, that a boy of about 16 yrs was found in his pool of blood with two of his eyes removed

“The boy was found at Dutsen Jira of Yelwa area, Bauchi metropolitan.

“A team of Policemen led by DPO of Yelwa moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) for treatment”.

CP Umar Mamman Sanda said that “preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s name is Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ of kwanan Gulmammu Jahun Quarters”.

He said the victim revealed that, one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi whom he knows for some time lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm where he used a cable wire to strangulate him before removing his two eyes.

The CP said that the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by the global best practices, assuring the general public that they would be updated as the investigation unfolds.

The Commissioner of Police reiterates the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their wards.

“It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible”, the CP advised.

He appealed to community leaders, elders and authoritative persons to also keep an eye on happenings within their environment and ensure the needed intervention before situations degenerates.

CP Umar Mamman Sanda urged the people not to relent in partnering with the Police, especially with information and to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal movement to the police.

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