A 14-year-old girl, Maryam Salisu, was killed by suspected ritualists in Babale community, the outskirts of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The body of the deceased was found in a trench with her throat, tongue, her breasts and eyes cut off.
The relatives said the incident occurred when the victims alongside 12 other girls went to a nearby bus to fetch firewood.
The deceased was reportedly attacked by a man who hit her with a stick.
Her friends fled the scene of the incident for safety after the man started dragging the victim into the bush.
Speaking to journalists, mother of the deceased, Fatima Danliti, who couldn’t hold back tears said she has left everything to Allah.
“We have left everything to Allah. Everyone has their own way of departing. I believe that is how Allah wanted it to happen. I am reporting the culprit to the Almighty. It is now between him and the creator,” she said.
Confrirming the development, Sani Babale a resident and former counsellor of the area, said the incident happened on Friday afternoon, September 9.
“While the girls were busy fetching the firewood, a man suddenly appeared and hit her with bamboo and subsequently fell down while the rest of her friends ran home to report what was happening in the bush,” he said.
“The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Her friends who went to the bush reported to us that when the man hit her with the bamboo, they begged him to leave her but he refused and dragged her into the bush
“When residents of the community – men and women trooped into the scene of the incident, we couldn’t find the man and Maryam. We all returned home and got back the following morning and in the process of searching her whereabouts, we found her body in a hole with her two breasts, throat, and tongue removed
“It is painful. We have never experienced this kind of calamity. We are in short supply of security in our area. We are calling on Plateau State Police Command to deploy more police officers in the community,” he added.
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