Boy with his 2 eyes plucked found in pool of blood in Bauchi (Gory Photos)

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Boy with his 2 eyes plucked found in pool of blood in Bauchi (Gory Photos)

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

A 16-year-old boy, named Uzairu Salisu of Kwanan Gulmanmu Jahun in Bauchi metropolis has been found with his two eyes forcefully removed by unknown persons.

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, who stated this in a press release signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Ahmed Wakil Friday morning, vowed to get to the root of the matter.

The CP said that the police would ensure that the culprits behind the dastardly act are brought to book to serve as deterrence for future occurrences.

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“At about 1800hrs a distress call was received from the ward head of Birshi, Mohammed Lawal, that a boy of about 16 years was found in his pool of blood with two of his eyes removed.

“The boy was found at Dutsen Jira of Yelwa area in Bauchi metropolis.

“A team of policemen led by the DPO of Yelwa moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) for treatment.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim’s name is Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ of Kwanan Gulmammu Jahun Quarters.”

The CP also disclosed that the victim revealed to him that one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi whom he had known for some time lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm where he used a wire to strangulate him before removing his two eyes.

He noted that the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by the global best practices, assuring that, the general public would be updated as the investigation unfolds.

CP Mamman reiterated the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their wards.

“It is pertinent now, more than ever for the whereabouts of your wards and the company they keep to be constantly kept in check by all those responsible”, the CP advised.

He appealed to community leaders, elders and authoritative persons to also keep an eye on the happenings within their environment and ensure the needed intervention before situations degenerate.

The CP enjoined the citizenry of the state not to relent in partnering with the police, especially with information and to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal movement to the police.

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