by Oge Okonkwo
A 4-year-old girl, Fatima Mustapha has been murdered and parts of her body mutilated by unknown people suspected to be ritualists in Kebbi state.
According to reports, the mutilated body of the child was found behind Zinari Hotel, Birnin Kebbi, after days of searching for her.
Grieving father of the deceased, Mustapha Zaki, narrated the incident saying, “my daughter Fatima was playing outside in company of two friends who ran to tell us that three people came to them and enticed them with sweets and sent them home under the pretext that they would go with Fatima and buy more sweets for them.”
Leadership News reports:
Zaki further narrated that when the other children could not explain who the three people were the search for his daughter began.
“We searched everywhere and even informed the police. Two days later we were informed that her body was found behind Zinari Hotel and some vital organs of her body like the nose, tongue and even private part had been removed by suspected ritualists,” he added.
When contacted, the public relations officer of the state police command, Mohammadu Mainagge said he could not comment on the matter because he had been transferred out of the state.