A YET to be identified person has reportedly chopped off the right hand of a seven-year-old Almajiri student, Usman Abubakar in Kwara State.
Usman is a student of Malam Aliu Adamu Almajiri School in Patigi town.
The incident which has caused panic in the town, occured at about 11.03am, on Monday.
Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi said the incident occured after the victim was lured by his assailant.
He said, “One man came to the town on Monday at about 2203hours and lured him and two other Almajiri students to enter a car with the assurance that he was taking them to a place to give them enough food to eat.
“The suspect, now at large with the part of the hand he cut off, then drove into a bush and when he was struggling to cut Usman’s hand, the two other Almajiri students escaped from him.”
The statement said the boy lost a lot of blood and was taken to the Patigi general hospital for prompt medical attention to save his life.
“Presently, our officer is in the hospital where the victim is being attended to,” the spokesman added.