Out of jealousy, ‘friend’ cuts off undergraduate’s hands

OrijoReporter.com, Habibu Abubakar

An undergraduate of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Habibu Abubakar, has been left to rue his friendship with an unnamed person who allegedly masterminded his attack by unknown assailants.

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Abubakar, a 200-level Linguistic student was attacked last Sunday morning in Sokoto metropolis. His assailants ambushed him while he was about entering his house, and with cutlass hit him on the head, and when he was unconscious, cut off his two hands before fleeing the scene.

His friend, a tailor, who the 22-year-old left his shop leading up to his attack has however, been arrested on suspicion of masterminding the vile act.

Abubakar owns a motorcycle and a car and in his estimation, his said friend and his attackers may have been motivated by jealousy.

“I thought of two things. One, maybe people did it out of jealousy because I have a car and a motorbike at my age which is nothing. Secondly, I am into politics, supporting the government of the day, which eventually won re-election(Gov. Aminu Tambuwwal).

“I have every reason to suspect him(his friend) as the sponsor of my attackers because of the strange calls he made throughout the moment of the attack,” the amputee alleged.

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