Kwara: Brother shoots sibling dead as gun protective charm test fails

The Kwara state police command Monday said it was on the trail of one Abubakar Abubakar who shot his younger sibling, Yusuf Abubakar 12, dead in the process of testing the efficacy of a newly procured gunshot protective charm.

The two siblings, according to the police, are sons of a hunter known as Abubakar Abubakar in Dutse Gogo town via Kaiama, Kaiama local government area of the state. 

A statement by the state police Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi, said the culprit after comitting the act with his father’s dane gun, escaped into the bush.

He said the command had launched a manhurnt for the fleeting suspect while investigation into the incident continue. 

The statement reads, “At about 2200hrs, of 2/10/2022, a report was recieved at Kaiama police station about the killing of one Yusuf Abubakar ‘M’ aged 12 yrs, by his elder brother named Abubakar Abubakar both sons of one Abubakar Abubakar a hunter in Dutse Gogo town via Kaiama, during the process of testing the efficacy of newly procured gunshot protective charm.

“This incident happened after fortifying themselves with the protective charm, the elder son brought his father’s dane gun and shot his younger sibling, the charm failed and  the 12year old Yusuf Abubakar died on the spot. 

“The culprit escaped into the bushes immediately the act was committed.

“Investigation into the matter have commenced as directed by the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Paul Odama psc (+).

“Parents and guidances are advised to monitor the activities of their children and avoid doing certain unsavory activities while their children and wards watches, to prevent incidents of this nature”.

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