The Kano State Police Command on Tuesday said that suspected kidnappers abducted and slaughtered one 11-year-old boy in Kano.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Magaji Musa Majia, said on Tuesday that the boy, identified as Musa Salisu, was sent on an errand by his father within the Naibawa quarters of the city at about 2pm on Monday and failed to return home as and when due.
The police spokesman, however, said that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the abduction of Musa, who he said was a Primary six pupil.
Musa’s uncle, Abubakar Kafinta, told our correspondent that the family became apprehensive when the deceased did not come back home three hours after he was sent on an errand.
He said, “It was not immediately clear that the boy was abducted, until three hours later when an unidentified source phoned the family members about the unfortunate development.”
He explained that “the abductors demanded N500,000.00 ransom, to secure the boy’s release or else they will take his life.”
According to Kafinta, the matter was promptly reported to the police, while concerted efforts were been made to meet their demand.
Kafinta, who was in tears added, “We contacted them (the abductors) through the same line they used to call us this morning (Tuesday) for a deal only to learn that the boy has been slaughtered.
“The abductors further gave us a detailed description of where they deposited his corpse at a spot on Eastern Bypass, Kano.”
Kafinta added that the boy had been buried according to Islamic rites.