Some suspected ritualists at Ricoto village in Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi State have slaughtered a five-year-old girl, residents and the police have confirmed.
Mallam Sani Rikoto, a resident of the village who narrated the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, said the girl was asleep outside their compound with her parents and grandmother, when she was abducted and killed.
According to Rikoto, the grandmother woke up from sleep and raised alarm the moment she noticed that the girl was missing.
“When the suspects heard the grandmother shouting the girl’s name repeatedly they dropped her and ran away, but they had already killed her,” he said.
He added that a team from the community launched an immediate search of the locality to apprehend the killers, but without success.
NAN learnt that though the incident occured about two weeks ago, up to now, neither the police nor the villagers were able to trace the killers.
The Public Relations Officer in Kebbi, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said that investigation was ongoing on the matter.