A 7-year-old boy, Maina Bukar was kidnapped by suspected ritualist on Saturday 17/3/2018 at Ngomari Kare Kili area of Borno state. The little boy who is a Sangaya Student popularly known as Almajiri, was abducted and had his eyes plucked out by his captor.
According to the boy’s father who narrated what happened, the boy was asked to bring water for ablution by the suspected ritualist, he kindly did as directed. He was again asked to escort the ritualist to a nearby village. He obeyed, and was taken to the bush where he was asked to wait in the bush while the suspect excuse himself to urinate.
He then came back and told the poor boy that he would slaughter him.
The boy reportedly replied him saying; ” Don’t slaughter me because my teacher would not leave me”. He then tied the boy down and ripped out his two eyes.
The boy sustained multiple knife injuries in his stomach and his thigh. He is currently on admission at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital UMTH.
Purple Heart Foundation in collaboration of Better Jere Initiative donated the sum of 100,000 Naira to the parents to aid the boy’s medical treatments.