Bauchi State Police Command said that a 16-year-old boy was found in a bush where his two eyes were removed at Dutsen Jira, Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis.
Police spokesman Ahmed Wakil in a statement on Friday, said that: “At about 1800hrs, we received a distress call from the Ward Head of Birshi, Mohammed Lawal, that a boy of about 16 years was found in his pool of blood with two of his eyes removed at Dutsen Jira of Yelwa Area of Bauchi metropolitan.
“A team of Policemen led by DPO in Yelwa moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) for treatment.”
Wakil said that the preliminary investigation revealed the victim Uzairu Salisu is a resident of Kwanan Gulmammu Jahun Quarters.
The victim told the police that one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi area “whom he knows for some time lured him to a bush for a menial job on his farm, the suspect, Ibrahim used a cable wire to strangulate the victim and remove his two eyes.”
Police said the victim is receiving treatment at ATBUTH and assured that the outcome of its investigation would be made public.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, reiterated the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance of the activities of their wards. It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible,” Wakil said.
“Community leaders, elders and authoritative persons should also ensure to keep an eye on happenings within their environment and ensure the needed intervention before situations degenerate.
“He enjoined the citizenry of the State not to relent in partnering with the Police, especially with information, to remain vigilant, and report any suspicious or abnormal movement to the police.”