Two people are now on the run after allegedly plucking out the right eye of a 12-year-old schoolboy in Bauchi.


Ahmed Wakil, Bauchi police PRO, identified the victim as Najib Hussaini, a schoolboy who hails from Kano state.

In a statement on Tuesday, Wakil said the incident occurred in Unguwar Yamma, not far from the victim’s school.

The PRO said Hussaini came to Kafin Madaki for Quranic education and had not spent more than a year in the state.


He said, on December 9, two people on a bike lured the victim to a nearby house to assist them in calling a lady.

The police spokesperson said they ambushed the victim en route in the Kafin-Madaki area of Ganjuwa LGA.

“They took the victim on their bike straight to an isolated area near Hanyar Gonar Wakili of the same village, where they stopped the motorcycle near a bushy area and forcefully plucked the right eye of the victim,” the statement reads.


“[They] consequently abandoned him in his pool of blood. The victim managed to reach a point where he was sighted by some of his colleagues who rushed him to their teacher.

“The incident was reported to the Ganjuwa Divisional Police Headquarters. A discreet investigation commenced in earnest where the victim was rushed to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH).”

Wakil said Aminu Alhassan, the state police commissioner, has ordered a thorough investigation into the case.

The commissioner, he said, has appealed to the general public to always be security conscious and report strange people and suspicious movements in their communities.


According to the PRO, the commissioner has vowed that “perpetrators of the crime would be apprehended soon.”

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