Tragedy occured today in Kano when a member of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC posted to Bebeji local government area of the state , reportedly beat an almajiri boy (Itinerant Islamic scholar) to death
According to eyewitnesses, the sad incident happened on Thursday evening when the Almajiri was said to have rushed to the corps members’ lodge to collect his share of fruits usually distributed among the of the a children area.
It was further gathered that the deceased in his desperation to get its own share of the fruits, he accidentally hit and almost knocked off the the corps member.
This, according to sources allegedly provoked the Corper who descended on him by beating him to a state of coma, which allegedly led to his death.
It was further revealed that in order to prevent a situation whereby angry villagers would storm the corpers’residence, the police had to quickly cordoned off the corpers’ lodge while restricting movement in and out of the area .
He further said that the policemen whisked the corps member away, while the boy’s corpse was taken to a hospital in Bebeji.
When contacted through telephone, Kano state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba, confirmed that the report had gotten to his desk.
He however disclosed that his officials have proceeded to Bebeji this morning to further investigate the incident.