A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC, name withheld) allegedly beat a young beggar to death in Bebeji village in Bebeji Council of Kano State.
Shehu Sulaiman, a source in the village, told The Guardian that the incident occurred on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the NYSC Lodge when the suspect gathered some beggars, known as almajiris, for his usual distribution of charity.
According to the source: “The victim rushed into the corps member’s lodge to collect fruits from residents who were in the habit of giving out fruits to children in the area. While in haste to get his own share of the fruits, the boy collided with the corps member, who got provoked and started beating the boy until he could not talk again.”
It was gathered the boy was confirmed dead at the primary healthcare centre where he was rushed.
Ladan Baba, the state NYSC coordinator, confirmed that the incident, but asked for time to enable him to get more information on the matter.
Abdullahi Haruna, the state Police command spokesperson, also confirmed the development, adding, he, however, that he was yet to receive details of what happened as at the time of going to press.