Theology Student slits the throat of 11-year old pupil for refusing to run errand in Islamic College.
A senior Theology student at the El-Kanami College of Islamic Theology, Maiduguri has attacked and slit the throat of an 11 year old pupil of the college, Jubril Sadi Mato, for refusing to run errand for him in the hostel.
The Senior student, Ahmed Umar Goni, an SS-II student, attacked Jubril on January 16, 2022.
When interrogated, he said that he attacked the victim to get an excuse for expulsion from the school, because he had asked his parent several times to withdraw him from the school to no avail.
Little Jubril, who is on admission at the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, has appealed to his parents not to make him return to the school because of fear that he may be killed by the Senior student.
Ahmed, who was paraded by Borno Police Command on Saturday was said to have shown no remorse for his action, saying that his parents were the cause of his action for refusing to withdraw him from the school .
A family source disclosed that Jubril had written on a piece of paper, begging his mother not to allow him to return to the school for fear of being killed by his assailant after he regained consciousness.
“Mummy, mummy, I’m scared. Don’t take me back to that school he will kill me,” he reportedly wrote.
A family source, who spoke in confidence, alleged the school authorities were trying to cover up the incident.
The Source also expressed delight that some civil society organisations have acted swiftly on the matter.
“We are happy that the Network for Civil Society Organisation Borno Chapters, Nigeria Bar Association(NBA), The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) and The Federation of International Female Lawyers(FIDA) have vowed to investigate the case to ensure that the perpetrator was brought to book.
“For us as a family, we want Justice for the poor child as we are also planning to take him to Egypt for proper medical attention,” he said.
Reacting on the matter, the Borno State Government has set up a five-man committee with the mandate “to investigate and arrive at the remote causes of the incident as well as suggest ways to curtail its re-occurrence in the future”.
Membership of the committee is drawn from the Police, DSS, NSCDC with the Director of Quality Assurance in the ministry of Education Hajiya Hadiza Nasir Wali as the secretary.
They are expected to complete the assignment and submit their report to Commissioner, Ministry of Education of the state within one week.
Details of how the incident happened is yet to be made available to Sunnews Times as at the time of filing this report.END