Bauchi herbalist arrested for allegedly killing four minors for ritual

Bauchi herbalist arrested for allegedly killing four minors for ritual
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A 28-year-old herbalist has been arrested in Bauchi State for allegedly killing four children, aged between two and four, for ritual purposes.

The suspected ritualist, Rufa’i Yunusa, of Rumbu village, in the Ningi Local Government of Bauchi State, was arrested by the police on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said the arrest followed a complaint by one Isyaku Ahmed of Kafin Madaki, that the suspect allegedly deceived him that his daughter was suffering from an ailment that required spiritual intervention.

The police spokesman said Yunusa, however, killed the child after the father released her to him for the healing process.

He said, “The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, arrested a 28-year-old suspected ritualist, Rufa’i Yunusa, who has been involved in the killing of not less than four little children between the ages of two and four.

“His arrest followed a complaint lodged at the Ganjuwa division of the state command on the same day around 4.30pm by one Isyaku Ahmed, of Unguwan Yamma, Kafin Madaki.

“He reported that on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at about 12.30pm, he took his daughter, Maimuna Isyaku, to a native doctor (Rufa’i Yunusa) for traditional treatment. Rufa’i told him that his daughter (Maimuna) was suffering from a spiritual ailment and assured him that his daughter would be cured.

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