A military personnel has been nabbed for allegedly torturing a 10-year-old boy to death at Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government.
According to report from Daily Trust, the boy went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangos from a tree. He was then called by the soldier but he took to his heels.
The military man was said to have chased the boy back to the community and detained him in the barracks where he tortured the young boy until he died.
Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, the traditional leader of the community, who confirmed the incident, said colleagues of the soldier warned him to release the boy but he turned a deaf ear.
“The boy who bears the name Muslim went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangos 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. I was told that while he was torturing the boy, other colleagues warned him to release the boy but he refused.” he stated.
The Sardauna disclosed that after the boy died the soldier allegedly disposed his body at Unguwan Kanawa community, adding that the military have handed over the suspect to the police.
Spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, while confirming the incident, said the soldier has been arrested and investigation had commenced into the matter.