Jigawa State Police has confirmed the dead of a 16-year old “Almajiri’’ in Kiyawa Local Government Area on Friday.
The recovered body had gouged eye before the police arrived at the scene.
Speaking, DSP Lawan Shiisu, Police spokesperson in the state, said that the Islamic knowledge teacher of the deceased, Malam Muhammad Mustafa, reported the matter to the police.
“The complainant reported that one of his students, aged 16, went to a nearby bush to fetch firewood about 8 a.m. on Friday, but did not return home.
“The student was later found in a pool of his blood with one of his eyes removed,’’ he stated.
Shiisu added that the boy was taken to Dutse General Hospital where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
Stressing that investigation is ongoing to unravel the perpetrator of the crime.