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Police arrest 4 for cannibalism, homicide in Zamfara

Aminu Baba 57 years, the suspect arrested for cannibalism, and his 20-year-old accomplice. Photo: Abdulrazak Kaura

4 suspects have been arrested in connection with culpable homicide, cannibalism, and dealing in human parts in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Ayuba Elkana revealed this at a press briefing at the Police Headquarters in Gusau.

CP Elkana said detectives have arrested one Aminu Baba (m) 57-years-old who engaged one Abdulshakur Mohammed (m) 20-years-old in supplying children who he normally kill and eats.

According to the commissioner, the arrest followed a report received by the police about a missing boy, whose body was found in an uncompleted building in Barakallahu Area of Gusau, with its hands and legs tied and head covered with polythene bag with its intestine, esophagus, penis and eyes removed.

While confessing to the crime, Aminu Baba said he usually eats the human parts and pays ₦500,000 to his suppliers per boy.

Aisha Ibrahim, Nigerien arrested for stealing 2 years old child of her co-wife. Photo: Abdulrazak Kaura

Aminu Baba was exposed after his suppliers; Abdulshakur Mohammed and Ahmad Tukur (m) 17-years-old were arrested and the missing parts of the dead boy recovered from them.

Abdulshakur also confessed to committing the crime and collecting ₦500,000 from Aminu Baba noting that, he killed 3 boys and supplied their body parts to the Aminu Baba.

The CP also paraded a Nigerien (female) suspect with a 2-year-old baby boy whom she intended to sell at Gusau. 

The Suspect, A’isha Ibrahim who also confessed to the crime, said the boy is a child of her co-wife, and she stole the boy in retaliation to the alleged theft and sale of her own son by her co-wife.

CP Elkana who paraded dangerous weapons recovered after a gun duel between police operatives and suspected hoodlums while repelling attack at locations in Gummi, Bukkuyum, and Maru local governments said, the suspects will be handed over to relevant authorities after investigation for further action.

Reporting by Abdulrazak Kaura; editing by Muzha Kucha