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10 year old boy tortured to death by soldier for plucking mangoes in barrack.

A 10 year boy was tortured to death by a soldier in Hayin Banki, kaduna North local government.

According to our source (daily trust), the boy went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangoes from a tree.

According to a traditional leader in the community, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo, the boy went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangoes from a tree.

“The soldier queried why the boy came into the barracks and the boy was able to run away. The soldier then traced the boy back to the community; he took him back to the barracks and detained him. It was said that while he was torturing the boy, other colleagues warned him to release the boy but he refused.”

The Sardauna said due to the torture, the boy died and the soldier allegedly threw his body at Unguwan Kanawa community.

He, however, said, “The military have handed over the suspect to the police.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, said an investigation had commenced into the matter.

Daily Trust reports that the corpse of the boy is still with the police.

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