The ritualists had attacked five of the boys initially. Three of the boys died instantly while one who was rushed to a nearby hospital died later. The throats of the victims were also removed after being slaughtered and their blood was collected in a container for usage, the deceased boys were between the ages of eight and 13 years old.
According to Vanguard, one of the affected Mallam (cleric) whose confirmed that the boys were attacked while sleeping and they cut and removed their throats.
The Niger state Command, Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, saying it was an attack on five boys but three died.
Elkana said, “It was suspected ritualists because they took away the victims’ blood around 3am on Wednesday.”
He stated that investigation is ongoing and that the suspects would be tracked down even as he said two of the victims survived and assured that the suspects when apprehended will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
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