According to several online reports, a 7-year-old boy, identified as Maina Bukar was kidnapped by suspected ritualiston 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 to his stomach and his thigh. He is currently on admission at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital UMTH, Borno state.
Purple Heart Foundation in collaboration with Better Jere Initiative donated the sum of 100,000 Naira to the parents to aid the boy’s medical treatments.
It’s very sad that a little boy still full of life will lose his eyes this way.
Below are reactions of some people on the incident.
As if the Boko Haram issue is not enough, Rituals are still been perpetrated.
This is so disheartening
I can’t even imagine… Goosebumps everywhere… Poor child😭
How can u spend that money and go to sleep knowing u did that to a child. 😢😢😢
Oh no! I feel so bad.. the mother will feel worse… God please no woman should feel this kind of pain in my generation… It’s almost like nursing the child again… I feel horrible😭
Oh Lord my God ur daughter is pleading to u, Father blow the trumpet pls Lord hear my cry, look at d children u created,they ve turned into monster.