A nine-man gang of serial ritualists often known as “Karangiya” who specialise in dismembering their victims’ physique components, have been arrested by Borno Police Command.
State Police Commissioner Abdu Umar informed reporters on Friday January 20 that the suspects have been arrested on December 16, 2022 by males from the command.
Their newest operation concerned a sufferer whose eyes have been eliminated across the put up workplace space.
“There was one other case the place a girl was killed and thrown into the river and components of her physique have been eliminated.
“On December 16, 2022, at roughly 7:45 p.m., an 18-year-old Mohammed Bukar from Shuwari space of Maiduguri went and reported to Jere Division that he was on his approach to accumulate his GSM cellphone. good friend.
“He stated that they noticed a gaggle of younger individuals who stated they have been members of the “KARANGIYA GROUP”, armed with sticks and cutlasses, coming of their course.
“Upon reaching them, the members of the group began beating Mr. Bukar whereas his good friend took his precautions and ran for his life.
“It was throughout the course of that one of many armed members, Ali Bukar, used an extended knife and tried to chop off the sufferer’s head, however the sufferer used his left hand to guard his head.
“Once more the suspects lifted the cutlass and severed the sufferer’s hand and fled, leaving him in a pool of blood.”
The commissioner stated police shortly stormed the scene and arrested prime suspect Ali Bukar and eight others for additional investigation and prosecution.
The suspects can be delivered to justice as soon as the investigation is full.