An unknown person has cut off the right hand of a seven-year-old almajiri student, Usman Abubakar in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Usman is a student of Malam Aliu Adamu Almajiri School in Patigi town.
The incident happened on Monday, the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi disclosed in a statement in Ilorin.
According to him, “One man came to the town on Monday at about 2203hours and lured him and two other Almajiri students to enter a car with the assurance that he was taking them to a place to give them enough food to eat.
“The suspect, now at large with the part of the hand he cut off, then drove into a bush and when he was struggling to cut Usman’s hand, the two other Almajiri students escaped from him.”
The statement said the boy lost a lot of blood and was taken to the Patigi general hospital for prompt medical attention to save his life.
“Presently, our officer is in the hospital where the victim is being attended to,” the spokesman added.
He said three other surveillance officers have also been deployed to the scene of the incident as described by the victim.
Afolabi further disclosed that efforts were ongoing to inform other security agencies in Patigi local government area of the State in the bid to arrest the fleeing suspect.