Ritualists notorious for beheading victims arrested in Niger state

The suspects were apprehended during a stop and search exercise in a part of the state.

The pair were apprehended during a stop and search exercise along the Minna-Paikoro road where they were found with human head belonging to an 8-year-old boy, the Daily Post news reports.

DSP Babalola Olanrewaju Adewole, the Police Public Relations Officer disclosed that the arrest was made possible through great monitoring of the group by the force.

He disclosed that the suspects admitted to killing the deceased identified as Hassan Abubakar of Bakajeba village during questioning at the Homicide section of the State Criminals Investigations and Intelligence Department {SCIID], Minna.

“The suspects said they cut off the head of the deceased little boy with the use of two sharp knife.

“The third member of the syndicate, one Ibrahim, escaped arrest by the police. The two arrested suspected ritualists are from Lupa and Makera respectively while Ibrahim who is currently at large hails from Paiko Local Government of the state,” Adewole said.

They were made to disclose the location where they buried the body of the youngster who was kidnapped from his home.

Before his disappearance, Mallam Abubakar Shuaib, his father, said he was last seen taking a kettle of water to a stranger on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

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