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Corps member allegedly beats almajiri to death in Kano


A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC, name withheld) allegedly beat a young Almajiri to death in Bebeji village in Bebeji Council of Kano State.

A source in the village, Shehu Sulaiman, told The Guardian that the incident occurred on Thursday at the NYSC Lodge when the suspect gathered some 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.

The state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba, confirmed that the incident, but asked for time to enable him to get more information on the matter.

State Police Command spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna, 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.


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