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Bauchi Police lament spate of violence, killings among teenagers, youths, confirm killing of 15-year-old boy in Ningi

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By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has expressed concern over the Spate of violent killings among teenagers and youths in the state calling on parents and guardians to rise up to their responsibilities of proper upbringing.

The Command was reacting to the killing of a 15 year old boy, in Ningi, headquarters of Ningi LGA of the state by another 15 year old following a heated argument between the two of them.

Command PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili while confirming the incident vide a telephone conversation on Friday morning, said that, “On the 27th March 2024, at about 1701hrs the Ningi Police Division received a distress call from a retired DSP Kasuwa Isa who resides behind INEC office in Ningi.”

He added that, “He reported that his son, 15 years Adamu Isa was stabbed with a knife on his neck by one Abubakar Isah, who is also 15 years living behind NEPA office also in Ningi.”

“On receiving the complaint, the DPO of Ningi Division, led a team of Detectives to the scene of the incident and evacuated the victim to the General Hospital, Ningi where he was certified death by a Medical Doctor,” the PPRO added.

The PPRO added that presently, the suspect, Abubakar Isa has been arrested and is in Police custody pending investigation on the issue.

He also said that the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed on receiving the information has directed the Area Commander in Ningi as well as the DPO to make frantic efforts to unravel the circumstances leading to the killing just as he ordered for a postmortem of the body of the deceased.

While full investigation is ongoing, the Command called for more vigilant among caregivers on the need to safeguard the lives of their wards considering the rampant cases of violent among the Youths these days.

The Command is regretting that this is the second case within few days when similar thing happened in the state a development it says called for urgent collective effort by all stakeholders.

The PPRO said that, “The Command is not happy with the development as young people are finding themselves in a very uncompromising situation of little altercation that is leading to their death.”

The Command then condoled the family of the victim praying Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss just as the Commissioner of Police urged members of the public to continue to support the Police reminding them that,”Whenever you see something, say something.”

CP Auwal Musa Mohammed then promised that the family of the deceased will be served justice as the Police will prosecute the case to a logical conclusion.

Report from the area indicated that there was a heated argument between a group of friends last Wednesday in NEPA area of Ningi leading to a quarrel between the two teenager degenerating to physical assault.

The report further revealed that in the process, the suspect drew out his knife with which he stabbed the deceased on the neck close to the throat leading to his immediate death even before getting to the hospital.

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