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  • Updated: March 05, 2021

10-Year-Old Boy Tortured To Death By Soldier For Plucking Mangoes

A soldier at Hayin Banki in Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state reportedly tortured a boy to death for plucking mangoes from a tree.

According to Daily Trust, the 10-year-old boy made his way to Kotoko Barracks (which shares a boundary with the community) to pluck the mangoes.

The report discloses that the soldier followed the boy back to the community and subsequently detained him in the barracks where he tortured him to death.

Speaking on the tragic incident, the traditional ruler of the community, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo, said:

"The boy whose name was Muslim went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangoes from a tree."

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"The soldier queried the boy, asking him why he came into the barracks and the boy was able to run away. The soldier then traced the boy back to the community; he took back to the barracks and detained him."

"I was told that while he was torturing the boy, other colleagues warned him to release the boy but he refused."

The Sardauna said that the boy died and the soldier allegedly dumped his body at Unguwan Kanawa community.

"The military has handed over the suspect to the police", Wuyo added.

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said that an investigation was already underway.

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