Soldier tortures 10- year – old to death for plucking mangoes in barracks

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A 10- year – old boy has been tortured to death by a soldier at Hayin Banki, Kaduna North Local Government .

The boy , our correspondent gathered, went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the community to pluck mangos from a tree .
The soldier was said to have followed the boy back to the community and detained him in the barracks where he tortured him to death.
According to a traditional leader in the community, the Sardauna of Hayin Banki, Malam Ibrahim Hassan Wuyo , “ The boy who bears the name Muslim went into the Kotoko Barracks which shares a boundary with the Hayin Banki community to pluck mangos from a tree .
“ The soldier queried why the boy came into the barracks and the boy was able to run away . The soldier then traced the boy back to the community; he took him back to the barracks and detained him . While he was torturing the boy , other colleagues warned him to release the boy but he refused . ”
The Sardauna said due to the torture , the boy died and the soldier allegedly threw his body at Unguwan Kanawa community.
He , however, said, “ The military have handed over the suspect to the police . ”
The Police Public Relations Officer , ASP Mohammed Jalige , who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, said an investigation had commenced into the matter .
Daily Trust reports that the corpse of the boy is still with the police .


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