Suspected ritualists slaughter 5-year-old girl in Kebbi

share on:

            <div id="attachment_404985" class="wp-caption alignnone" readability="32"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-404985" data-attachment-id="404985" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="650,350" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Adamawa" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="wp-image-404985" src="" alt="" width="700" height="377" srcset=" 504w, 650w" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" data-recalc-dims="1"/><p id="caption-attachment-404985" class="wp-caption-text">Policemen patrol deserted streets</p></div>

Some suspected ritualists at Ricoto village in Zuru Local Government Areas of Kebbi State have slaughtered a five-year-old girl, residents and the police have confirmed.

ALSO READ   PDP expresses optimism at winning all supplementary polls

Mallam Sani Rikoto, a resident of the village who narrated the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, said the girl was asleep outside their compound with her parents and grandmother, when she was abducted and killed.

According to Rikoto, the grandmother woke up from sleep and raised the alarm the moment she noticed that the girl was missing.

ALSO READ   Tinubu speaks on 9th Assembly leadership, Political journey at 67

“When the suspects heard the grandmother shouting the girl’s name repeatedly they dropped her and ran away, but they had already killed her,” he said.

He added that a team from the community launched an immediate search of the locality to apprehend the killers, but without success.

It was learnt that though the incident occurred about two weeks ago, till now, neither the police nor the villagers were able to trace the killers.

ALSO READ   Troops kill suspected robber, arrest three cultists in Benue

The Public Relations Officer in Kebbi, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said that investigation was ongoing on the matter.

Leave A Comment Below
share on:

Leave a Response