Boy shot dead in Kwara as father tests bulletproof charm

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A young boy, Yusuf Abubakar, has met an untimely death in Kwara State when his father, Abubakar Abubakar (a hunter), was testing a bulletproof charm he newly acquired.

He asked the boy’s elder brother, Abubakar Abubakar, to shoot at the victim while putting on the charm, with police in the state noting that the incident happened in Dutse Gogo town near Kaiama, headquarters of Kaiama Local Government of Kwara State.

Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident said that the Police have commenced an investigation and have set a manhunt for the elder brother who shot the gun.

Okasanmi in a statement issued on Monday said, “At about 10:00 pm, of October 2, 2022, a report was received at Kaiama police station about the killing of one Yusuf Abubakar ‘M’ aged 12 yrs, by his elder brother named Abubakar Abubakar both sons of one Abubakar Abubakar, a hunter in Dutse Gogo town via Kaiama, during the process of testing the efficacy of newly procured gunshot protective charm.

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“This incident happened after fortifying themselves with the protective charm, the elder son brought his father’s dane gun and shot his younger sibling, the charm failed and the 12-year-old Yusuf Abubakar died on the spot.

“The culprit escaped into the bush immediately after the act was committed.

Investigation into the matter has commenced as directed by the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Paul Odama psc (+).”

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