In a sad report, a boy has died in the hands of a military man in Kaduna State.
The military man who is now in the custody of the police allegedly subjected this 10-year-old boy to torture leading to his death at Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government.
The report, according to the Daily Trust, stated that the boy went to the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck some mangoes.
During the moment, he was nabbed by the soldier, however, he managed to gain his freedom. The soldier then pursued the boy back to the community and upon seeing him, he detained him in the barracks and subsequently tortured him to death.
The incident was confirmed by the traditional leader of the community, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo who said;
“The boy who bears the name Muslim went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangos from a tree. The soldier queried why the boy came into the barracks and the boy was able to run away. The soldier then traced the boy back to the community; he took him back to the barracks and detained him. I was told that while he was torturing the boy, other colleagues warned him to release the boy but he refused.”
The traditional leader also added that after the boy died the soldier allegedly threw his body at the Unguwan Kanawa community stating that it was the military have handed over the suspect to the police.
The incident was also confirmed by the spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige who said the soldier has been arrested and an investigation had commenced.