BAUCHI – A man named Yakubu Ubandoma has been killed by men suspected to be ritualists in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Ten of the men were said to have invaded the residence of the deceased with weapons and inflicted a gory attack on them.
The ritualists stabbed Ubandoma on the neck and cut off his hands, he died instantly.
The criminals also reportedly removed the eyes of the deceased’s son, Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.
They also extended their attack to another person who was in the house at the moment, Yakubu Alhamdu, inflicting machete cuts on him.
The state’s police public relations officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirming the incident said: “10 suspected ritualists, wielding dangerous weapons, stormed the house of one Yakubu Ubandoma, located about 10 kilometres away from Rimin Zayam Village in Toro council, stabbed him on the neck and cut off his hands.
“The suspects also removed the eyes of his son called Ishaya Yakubu, who later died in the hospital.
“One other person in the house, Yakubu Alhamdu, sustained machete cuts in the head.”
Mohammed said police detectives visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victims to Toro General Hospital.
He said efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspects and appealed to members of the public with useful information to visit the nearest police station.