Bauchi state police have arrested a 28-year-old ritualist for allegedly killing four children, aged between two and four, for ritual purposes.
The suspected ritualist identified by the police as Rufa’i Yunusa, of Rumbu village, in the Ningi Local Government of Bauchi State, was apprehended by the police on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, while trying to escape. The spokesman of the police department mentioned in a statement that the ritualist Yunusa, however, killed the child after the father released her to him for the healing process.
He went further by saying: “The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, arrested a 28-year-old suspected ritualist, Rufa’i Yunusa, who has been involved in the killing of not less than four little children between the ages of two and four.
“His arrest followed a complaint lodged at the Ganjuwa division of the state command on the same day around 4.30 pm by one Isyaku Ahmed, of Unguwan Yamma, Kafin Madaki.
“He reported that on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at about 12.30 pm, he took his daughter, Maimuna Isyaku, to a native doctor (Rufa’i Yunusa) for traditional treatment. Rufa’i told him that his daughter (Maimuna) was suffering from a spiritual ailment and assured him that his daughter would be cured.
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