Police has launched man hunt for hoodlums responsible for the loss of eye of a 12-year-old student in Bauchi
One of a 12-year-old student’s eyeballs was amputated by two as-yet-unidentified hoodlums in Kafin Madaki, the administrative center of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
News organizations learned that the victim, Najib Hussaini, a native of Kano State, had traveled to Kafin Madaki to study the Qur’an.
In a statement on Tuesday, Ahmed Wakil, the public relations officer for the Bauchi State Police, acknowledged the occurrence.
He said that a manhunt for the culprits had started and that state Commissioner of Police Aminu Alhassan has ordered a thorough inquiry into the event.
Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, stated that Najib Hussaini had only been in the state for about a year when the event occurred on December 9, 2022, at approximately 2am at Unguwar Yamma, not far from the victim’s school. Hussaini was attending Quranic school (Almajiranci) at the time (Tsangaya).
It was discovered that two unidentified individuals persuaded the victim to a neighboring residence so they could help them phone a woman. They arrived on a motorbike (Bajaj).
They rode their bikes directly to a remote place close to Hanyar Gonar Wakili in the same hamlet with the victim.
“They forced the victim’s right eye out with a knife, halted the motorbike in a wooded location, and then abandoned him in a pool of blood.
“The victim was able to get to a place where several of his classmates saw him and hurried to get their teacher.
The victim was transported to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital in Bauchi after the event was reported to the Ganjuwa Divisional Police Headquarters, and a covert investigation got under way.
The CP promised that “the criminal act’s perpetrators will be caught quickly,” according to the statement.