Friend lures 16-year-old boy into bush, plucks out his eyes.

Sixteen-year-old Uzairu Salisu of Kwanan Gulmanmu, Jahun quarters in Bauchi metropolis was left in a pool of blood after one Ibrahim of Rafin Zurfi lured him into the bush and forcibly removed his eyes

Confirming the incident in a statement made available to journalists yesterday, the spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakili, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said the command received a distress call from the Ward Head of Birshi, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, Mohammed Lawa, that Salisu was found in a pool of blood and struggling to stay alive.The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday in Bauchi state.

Wakili said a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of Yelwa immediately moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) where he was receiving treatment.

According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that Ibrahim, who the victim had known for some time, lured him into the bush for a menial job on his farm where he used a cable to strangle him.

The statement quoted the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, as vowing to get to the roots of the matter while ensuring that the culprit is brought to book to serve as a deterrent to other evil minds.

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