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Police Probe Alleged Beheading of Minor in Kano Village

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The Police Command in Kano has initiated a thorough investigation into the tragic incident surrounding the alleged beheading of six-year-old Mohammed Saidu, reportedly by a 16-year-old almajiri, Abdullahi, at Kanwa village in Madobi local government area.

Kano Police Commissioner Usaini Gumel, addressing the press on Friday, disclosed that young Saidu fell victim to the horrendous act allegedly perpetrated by Abdullahi, a resident from Zamfara. Witnesses reported seeing Abdullahi at Kanwa village brandishing a blood-stained knife, adding to the chilling nature of the crime.

Following the discovery of the heinous act, authorities swiftly intervened, recovering the remains of the victim and transporting them to the hospital for forensic examination before being released to the grieving family for burial rites.

In a grim turn of events, a search operation led by law enforcement uncovered the headless body of Saidu in close proximity to a nearby primary school. The gravity of the situation escalated as angry residents, overwhelmed by emotions, disregarded authorities and took matters into their own hands, resulting in a fatal mobbing of the teenage suspect.

Commissioner Gumel revealed that upon the arrival of law enforcement officials, the suspect confessed to the gruesome crime, divulging details of disposing of the victim’s head in a pit toilet adjacent to the primary school. Efforts were made to provide medical attention to the suspect at Kwankwaso Cottage Hospital; however, tragically, he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting renewed calls for measures to address the plight of almajiris and ensure the safety of minors in the region. As investigations continue, authorities are committed to delivering justice and preventing such harrowing incidents from recurring.

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