According to The PUNCH, the Bauchi State Police Command has begun a search for one Ibrahim, who reportedly pulled out the eyes of a 16-year-old boy in the Yelwa area of the state.
Ibrahim enticed Uzairu Salisu, a resident of kwanan Gulmammu in the Jahun Quarters area of the metropolitan region of Bauchi, to work on his farm.
While on the farm, the suspect, a resident in Rafin Zurfi, was said to have attacked Salisu, and used an object to remove his two eyes on Thursday.
Mohammed Lawal, the ward head of Birshi, reportedly brought the incident to the notice of the police on Friday, when the victim was discovered in a pool of his own blood with his eyes plucked out.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said on Friday that the victim was sent to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi for medical care.
Wakil, in a statement titled, “Police commence investigation into the case of attempted culpable homicide,” indicated that “The victim stated that one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi, whom he knew for some time, lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm. The suspect used a cable to strangulate the victim and remove his two eyes.
“While the victim is currently in the hospital receiving medical attention as demanded by global best practices, the general public will be updated as the investigation unfolds. CP Umar Mamman Sanda vowed to get to the root of the matter and ensure that erring culprits of this dastardly act are brought to book to curb future occurrence.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police reiterates 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.”