Some unidentified gunmen, suspected to be cultists, gouged out the eyes of a seven-year-old boy, Monday Ajeh, during an attack of Agaza village in the Keana Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.
Describing his son’s plight on Tuesday, the 47-year-old father of the victim, Mr Agadi Ajeh, said he was at home sleeping with members of his family when he heard his boy screaming for help.
According to Father of the victim, he discovered that his son (Monday) had been kidnapped and taken away by the assailants around 1.00am on Thursday.
He added that a search party was immediately alerted to look for his son, who was later found in a pool of blood with his eyes missing from their sockets.
Mr. Agadi decried that the kidnappers had blindfolded the victim, tied his two legs and hands and removed his eyes, leaving him to die on the ground.
The traumatised father said, “Who could have done this to my son at that time of the night? They kidnapped him from my residence, while I was sleeping, and took him about two kilometres away from the village.”
At the sight of the attackers, Agadi explained that his son screamed for help, but he was kidnapped by the suspected cultists.
Confirming the incident in an interview by the Nasarawa State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Samaila Usman in Lafia, said the victim had earlier complained to his parents that some persons threatened to abduct and remove his eyes, but the parents ignored the complaint.
The Police spokesperson said the command had already deployed its men to the scene of the incident to ensure that those behind the dastardly act were arrested and prosecuted.
ASP Usman stated, “The parents ignored the complaint by their son; they did not show any concern or report the matter to the police on time. And some weeks later, while on their farm, some unknown persons kidnapped their son and took him away to a distance of about two kilometres before they removed his two eyes and left the body.
“It was the following day that the parents reported the matter to the police station in Keana Local Government Area of the state.”