Horror: Niger police nab two with decapitated human body
Niger State Police Command said it had arrested two suspected ritualists terrorising Bakajeba community in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state for beheading a 13-year-old boy.
The suspects, Abdulrashed Aminu, 25, of Lupa and Ismaila Mohammed, 27 of Makera in Paikoro Council were trailed and arrested by Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad attached to the Abuja – Minna road, the Public Relations Officer, Babaola Adewole, told PUNCH Metro on Tuesday.
Adewole said that the suspects were arrested for killing and beheading one 13-year-old Hassan Abubakar for ritual purposes.
It was learnt that one of the accomplices, identified as Ibrahim, is still at large and the operatives have intensified effort to get him apprehended.
Our correspondent also gathered that the father of the victim, Abubakar Shuaib, disclosed that his son was last seen on Saturday 26th August 2017 when he took a kettle water from the house to give to an unknown person waiting outside the house.
The spokesman said that the operatives recovered from the suspects two knives with which they beheaded their victim.
According to him, the corpse of the victim has been released to his family for burial.
The command spokesman said, “Enough is enough for ritualists in the state. We will continue to apprehend them till they change to better people in the society. ”
“We are on top of the situation and we are equal to the task. Lives of the citizens must be protected by police.
“Niger State is one of the most peaceful states in the country and we will resist any attempt by bad people to take over the affairs of the state. It will not happen; our men are intact, ready for any eventualities.”
He stated that investigation into the incident was on going, adding that the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigation. Punch