The belief in the power of a locally made charm that could stop gunshots in Kaiama, Kwara State, has caused the death of a 12-year-old boy in the area.
A boy accidentally shot his younger brother to death while testing the charm that the two of them had just “fortified” themselves with.
The eldest took their father’s hunting Dane pistol and shot the deceased to test the charm’s effectiveness, according to Ajayi Okasanmi, the police spokesperson for Kwara, who made the announcement in Ilorin on Monday.
According to him, the 12-year-old was shot and tragically died immediately.
“The two of them are sons of one Abubakar Abubakar, a hunter in Dutse Gogo town in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.
“The culprit escaped into the bushes immediately after the act. Investigation into the matter has started.
“Parents and guardians are advised to monitor activities of their children and avoid doing certain things in their presence to prevent incidents of this nature,’’ Okasanmi stated.