A 16-year-old boy was found in the pool of blood with his two eyes plucked by assailants in Bauchi metropolis.
The police command in the state confirmed the horrific development on Friday, promising to bring perpetrators to justice.
“The police got a distress call from the ward head of Birshi, Mohammed Lawal that a boy of about 16 years old was found in a pool of blood with two of his eyes gorged,” said police spokesman Ahmed Wakil.
“The boy was found at Dutsen Jira in the Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis.”
Mr Wakil added, “A team of policemen moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment.”
The boy told the police that a person named Ibrahim, whom he knew very well, lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm, the spokesman said.
The victim said they were on the farm when Ibrahim used a cable wire to strangulate him before removing his two eyes.
Mr Wakil stressed the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance on their wards.
“It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible,’’ he stated.