Sixteen-year-old student found dead, eye harvested in Jigawa

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On Friday, April 14, Jigawa police located the body of a 16-year-old “Almajiri” in the Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state, one of the victim’s eyes having been gouged out by the attackers.

A statement released by the command’s spokesperson DSP Lawan Shiisu, says the Islamic knowledge teacher of the deceased, Malam Muhammad Mustafa, reported the matter to the police.

“The complainant reported that one of his students, aged 16, went to a nearby bush to fetch firewood at about 8 a.m. on Friday, but did not return home. The student was later found in a pool of his own blood with one of his eyes removed,’’  he stated.

Shiisu said the victim was immediately rushed to the Dutse General Hospital where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He stated that the police has begun an investigation into the incident.

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