The PUNCH reports that the Bauchi State Police Command has launched a manhunt for one Ibrahim who allegedly plucked the eyes of a 16-year-old boy in the Yelwa area of the state.
City Round learnt that Ibrahim lured the victim, Uzairu Salisu, who is a resident in kwanan Gulmammu, Jahun Quarters area of the Bauchi metropolis, to his farm to work for him.
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.
It was learnt that the attention of the police was drawn to the matter by the ward head of Birshi, Mohammed Lawal, on Friday when the victim was found in a pool of his own blood with his eyes pulled out.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, on Friday, said the victim was taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for medical attention.
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.”