Ritualists behead baby

A two-year-old girl simply identified as Ummul-Khairu Mohammed was on Saturday reportedly beheaded by unknown ritualists in Minna, Niger State.

The remained of the baby was found at an uncompleted building in Tunga ward of Minna,

“Daily Post” gathered that  learnt the victim, Mohammad, was believed to have been beheaded in an uncompleted building adjacent to her house while playing with other children in the neighborhood at about 10 a.m.

Her mother, Malama Fati Mohammed, 22, said the deceased was her first child.

According to her “Before the unfortunate incident, I prepared the child for the day’s trip to an Adult Islamic School which both of us are attending.

“Subsequently, I realised that the little girl had poured water on her blouse and I was forced  to arrange  a new dress for her but she sneaked out to her usual playing ground, only for one of her play mates to come back home with her pant.”

The mother said the play mate informed her that a boy handed-over the deceased pant to her and a search party was organised immediately.

She said a neigbour later informed her that the lifeless body of her daughter had been discovered, adding that she went to the scene of the incident where she met her husband.

Mohammed said her daughter had since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites after the police released the corpse to the family for burial.

The Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Richard Oguche, confirmed the incident to reporters, pointing out that the police had commenced investigations into the case and that the perpetrators would soon be arrested.

Oguche advised parents to always care for their children and report suspicious persons to the law enforcement agents in order to curtail criminal activities in the society.


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