A 12-year-old boy was yesterday attacked by persons suspected to be ritualists in Zaki Local Government Area of Bauchi State and plucked out his eyes.
It was gathered that the victim, Abdu Garba, a native of Miga Local Government of Jigawa state is a student to one Islamic teacher, Mal Haruna Abdullahi of Sakwa town in Zaki local government.
The ritualists were said to have followed the movements of Abdu and when they got to isolated area, they abducted him and took him to an unknown destination where they plucked out his eyes.
State Police spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying one Abdu Garba, a native of Miga local government in Jigawa state was attacked and his eyes removed by unknown persons in Zaki local government area of the state.
According to him, the unknown assailants suspected to be ritualists accosted the victim to a solidarity area and removed his eyes.
“After residents of the area informed the police in the local government about the incident, police detectives went to the scene and rushed the victim to Federal Medical Centre Azare for treatment,” said Mohammed.
He added that investigation had commenced and efforts is been intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects.