Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Muhammed has described as sad and unfortunate the killing of an 11-year-old Qur’anic school pupil (Almajiri) in what many believe to be a case of ritual killing.
The yet to be identified killers of the pupil broke his skull and removed his brain at the Kofar Wambai area of Bauchi metropolis.
But commiserating with the family of the slain pupil on Wednesday, Governor Bala Mohammed said his administration would not condone any form of crime and criminality in the state.
He pledged to collaborate with security agencies to fish out the culprits and punish them to serve as a deterrent to those who always want to cheat people.
The governor, represented by the Bauchi State Commissioner of Religious Affairs Umar Babayo Kesa, advised all communities in the state to continue to be vigilant and to alert the nearest security agencies to respond to any suspicious movement for prompt action.
He said government would not take it lightly with anybody found wanting over the death of these innocent boys, even as he directed security personnel to track and arrest anybody found to have had hands in this dastardly act..
Governor Bala Mohammed condoled with the families of the deceased and prayed to Almighty Allah to give the family the fortitude bear the irreparable loss.
Bauchi State Chairman of Traditional Qur’anic School Alaramma Zakariyau Dauduwo expressed dismay over the killing of the innocent pupil, noting that they will continue to pray to Almighty Allah to expose whoever has a hand in the heinous act.
The pupil’s teacher Alaramma Muhammadu Auwalu thanked the state government for their concern, adding that the father of the deceased had taken the incident as an act of destiny, even though they will not stop government and security agencies from doing all they could to arrest the killers and bring the to book.