Angry Mob Kills ‘Almajiri’ For Beheading Six-Year-Old Boy


LAGOS APRIL 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The police command in Kano has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged beheading of a minor, Mohammed Saidu, by an almajiri at Kanwa village, Madobi LGA.

The police commissioner in Kano, Usaini Gumel, disclosed this on Friday.

The police chief said six-year-old Saidu was allegedly killed by a 16-year-old almajiri identified as Abdullahi.

Mr Gumel said the alleged killer, who hails from Zamfara, was seen at Kanwa village holding a blood-stained knife.

Upon a search, the police said the headless body of Saidu was found in a nearby primary school.

Mr Gumel said the suspect was then taken to the house of the village head to prevent him from being lynched.

However, angry residents overwhelmed the village head and mobbed the teenager.

The Kano police chief said when cops arrived, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying he dumped the head of the victim in a pit toilet adjacent to the primary school.

He said the suspect was taken to the Kwankwaso Cottage Hospital but died while receiving treatment.

The remains of the victim were recovered and moved to the hospital for examination and was later released to his relatives for burial.


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