Two yet-to-be-identified hoodlums in Kafin Madaki, headquarters of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, have removed one of the eyes of a 12-year-old student.
It was gathered that the victim, Najib Hussaini, an indigene of Kano State, came to Kafin Madaki to acquire Quranic education.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, had ordered a thorough investigation into the incident, adding that a manhunt for the suspects had begun.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said, “Najib Hussaini, who was attending Quranic school (Almajiranci) in Kafin-Madaki was barely a year in the state when the incident occurred on December 9, 2022, around 2am at Unguwar Yamma, not far from the victim’s school (Tsangaya).
“It was revealed that two unknown people, who came on a motorcycle (Bajaj), lured the victim to a nearby house to assist them to call a lady. They took the victim on their bike straight to an isolated area near Hanyar Gonar Wakili of the same village.
“They stopped the motorcycle in a bushy area and forcefully plucked the right eye of the victim and consequently abandoned him in a pool of blood.
“The victim managed to reach a point where he was sighted by some of his colleagues, who rushed him to their teacher.
“The incident was reported to the Ganjuwa Divisional Police Headquarters; discreet investigation commenced in earnest as the victim was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.”
The CP, according to the statement, vowed that “the perpetrators of the criminal act will be apprehended soon.”