Soldier Tortures 10-Year-Old Boy To Death For Plucking Mangoes In Barracks
A military officer has allegedly tortured a 10-year-old boy to death in Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to DailyTrust, the deceased went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangos from a tree.
It was gathered that the accused soldier traced the boy back to the community and detained him in the barracks where he tortured him to death.
The traditional leader in 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 mangos from a tree.”
“The soldier queried why the boy came into the barracks and the boy was able to run away. The soldier then traced the boy back to the community; he took him 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 the boy died and the soldier allegedly put his body at Unguwan Kanawa community.
“The military has handed over the suspect to the police,” he added.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige. He said an investigation had commenced into the matter.
In another development, gunmen suspected to be bandits have attack Tungar Baushe community in Mutunji district, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted 50 persons.
According to Daily Trust, the gunmen had earlier asked Tungar Baushe residents to pay a fixed levy to avoid being attacked.