October 21, 2021


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Woman hacked to death by suspected ritualists in Kwara

The remains of a young woman, who was killed by suspected ritualists, have been found dumped at Kanikoko area of Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The deceased was left dismembered with her private parts removed, it was gathered.

Sources told Daily Trust that her relatives, following fruitless search for her, alerted security agencies and the local vigilantes who later discovered her mutilated corpse.

She was buried on Friday morning.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, confirmed the incident in a text message to our reporter.

According to him, “On Thursday, 10th of June, 2021 at about 12:30hrs, one Hassana Mohammed (f) of Yarugaba compound, Kaiama was murdered and her dead body dumped along Kanikoko road Kaiama by some suspected ritualists.

“Upon medical examination, it was discovered that her vagina and breasts were removed by her attackers in what is suspected to be for the purpose of rituals.”

Afolabi added that investigation was still ongoing in the case to unravel the perpetrators and bring them to justice.