Native doctor who allegedly kills little children for ritual purposes nabbed in Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a suspected ritualist named Rufa’I Yunusa, 28 of Rumbu Village, Ningi Local Government for allegedly killing four little children between the ages of 2 – 4yrs for ritual purposes.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Wakil, Yunusa in a stamen said the suspect was arrested after a complaint lodged at the Ganjuwa Division of the State command by one Isyaku Ahmed who reported that on Tuesday February 16, that he took his daughter, one Maimuna Isyaku to a Native Doctor (Rufa’i Yunusa) for traditional treatment where Rufa’i told him that his daughter (Maimuna) is suffering from a spiritual ailment and assured him that his daughter will be cured.

”He then solicited for, and got the sum of N10,000 from the father, after which he took the little girl into the forest purportedly for a spiritual healing session only to return after a while to inform the girl’s father that the little girl had mysteriously disappeared during the process.

Ganjuwa Divisional Patrol team ombed the entire forest and found the slaughtered body of the said Maimuna and she was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead by a Medical Doctor.

The ritualist (Rufa’i Yunusa) has since been arrested in connection to the crime and during interrogation voluntarily confessed to have slaughtered the said Maimuna adding that she was not his only victim and claims to usually carry out the act with parental consent by tacitly informing them that the children may not return during healing sessions.”Wakil said in a statement released

Wakil further said that a knife and 26 pairs of children’s clothing were recovered as exhibits during the operation.



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