Ritual murder: Bauchi police launch manhunt for killers of 18-month-old boy
The Bauchi State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the killers of 18-month-old boy, Muhammad Abideen.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a statement on Thursday, August 31, 2023, said that the boy was with his 21-year-old mother, Saudatu Abideen, when he went missing on Saturday, August 19.
His mutilated body was later found dumped at a soak-away situated in the Games Village area of the Bauchi metropolis. Some of his vital organs are said to be missing.
“The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad psc appealed to the general public to be calm as the Command is already tracking those suspected to be responsible for the gruesome murder of a baby boy in Bauchi and promised to leave no stone unturned until the victim gets justice,” the statement read.
“The incident occurred on Saturday, 19th August 2023. Preliminary investigation revealed that the toddler (victim) Muhammad Abideen ‘m’ aged 18 months was with his mother, Saudatu Abideen ‘f’ aged 21yrs of Bakin Kura area of Bauchi when he got missing on the 19th of August 2023
“Subsequently, the remains of the said Abideen was dumped at a soak-away situated in the Games Village area of the Bauchi metropolis, which was exhumed and buried by the deceased’s parent.
“The Command condoles the family of the deceased. May Allah (S.W.A) give them the strength and fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. And, for the deceased, may Allah (S.W.A) make Aljannatul Fiddaus be his final abode
“The Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad psc, unequivocally condemned the ruthless and terrible act exhibited by the anonymous underworld, promising to trace and clampdown on the perpetrators to allow the law to take its course.
“The Command has constituted an investigative committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), DCP Yakubu Mohammed to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of the boy and fish out whoever is directly or indirectly connected to this act and charge to court
“The Command calls on the general public particularly parents to be very vigilant on their wards and continually cooperate with the Police by reporting any suspicious person or object to the nearest Police station.”