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Ritualists Kill Father, Plucks Son’s Eyes

Heartless ritualists in Bauchi State have killed a man and plucked the eyes of his son.

Bauchi State is gradually becoming the center of crime in Nigeria with the daily report of violent crimes emanating from that state on a daily basis, ranging from rape, murder, armed robbery and ritual killing. Another of such crimes is that of suspected ritualists striking in Toro Local Government Area of the state, killing a man and plucking the eyes of his son.

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According to police reports, the ritualists, numbering 10 in number, stormed the residence of the deceased, Yakubu Ubandoma, with dangerous weapons, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands. He was to later die in the hospital where he was rushed to.

Not satisfied with their dastard crime, they pounced on the victims' son, Ishaya Yakubu and removed his eyes.

The ritualists were also said to have gone on a rampage, inflicted machete cuts on the head of another person in the house.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the command was doing everything possible to arrest the culprits who fled the scene after carrying out the heinous act.

10 suspected ritualists, wielding dangerous weapons, stormed the house of one Yakubu Ubandoma, located about 10 kilometres away from Rimin Zayam Village in Toro council, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands.

The suspects also removed the eyes of his son called Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.

One other person in the house, Yakubu Alhamdu, sustained machete cuts in the head.

Mohammed said police detectives visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victims to Toro General Hospital.

He said efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects and appealed to members of the public with useful information to visit the nearest police station.

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