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Kaduna: Suspected Ritualists Kill 12-Year-Old Boy

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the gruesome murder of a 12-year-old boy, identified as Abdulkabir, in the Zaria area of the state.

According to reports, the deceased was butchered to death on Monday when he was sent on an errand to collect a phone from a nearby commercial charger but never returned.

Abdulkadir was reportedly a resident of Madarkaci, Zaria city.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Muhammad Jalige, some bpdy parts of the deceased were missing when he was found.

The PPRO said that already the police had commenced investigation in an effort to unearth and arrest the culprits to face the full wrath of the law.

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The father of the deceased, Aminu Saleh Muhammad, told newsmen that the mutilated remains of Abdulkadir were discovered at an uncompleted building in the area.

A source said, “His mutilated body was found in an uncompleted building in the area.His father, Malam Aminu Saleh Muhammad said he sent late Abdulkadir to collect a phone from a nearby shop were it was charging on Sunday evening, and that was the last they set eyes on him.”

According to the source, all efforts to find late Abdulkadir proved abortive until on Monday when his body was found in the uncompleted building.

He said “having found the body being mutilated by removing his eyes, penis, tongue, the leg and skull broken, heightened suspicion that the killers were ritualists.”

The father requested for the body from the police for burial.

The remains of the boy was buried according to Islamic rites.

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