A seven-year-old almajiri student, Usman Abubakar’s right hand has been cut off by an unknown person in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, who disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin said the incident happened on Monday.
Usman is a student of Malam Aliu Adamu Almajiri School in Patigi town.
Afolabi said “One man came to the town on Monday at about 2203hours and lured him and two other Almajiri students to enter a car with the assurance that he was taking them to a place to give them enough food to eat.
“The suspect, now at large with the part of the hand he cut off, then drove into a bush and when he was struggling to cut Usman’s hand, the two other Almajiri students escaped from him.”
According to the statement, the boy lost a lot of blood and was taken to the Patigi General Hospital for prompt medical attention to save his life.
“Presently, our officer is in the hospital where the victim is being attended to,” he added.
He said three other surveillance officers have also been deployed to the scene of the incident as described by the victim.
The NSCDC spokesman further disclosed that efforts were ongoing to inform other security agencies in Patigi Local Government Area of the State in the bid to arrest the fleeing suspect.