Boy shoots 12-year-old brother dead while testing Maji Maji-like bullet-proof charm

for Tv47 Digital October 05, 2022, 11:15 AM
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(PICTURED) Man holding a Dane gun. PHOTO/FILE

Police in Nigeria have launched a manhunt operation for a man who shot dead his brother while testing their newly bought 'bullet-proof charm.'

Police report says that Abubakar Abubakar shot his younger brother Yusuf using his father's rifle, to check how effective their newly acquired charm was.

"At about 10:00 pm, a report was received 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," the police report reads.

Just like the famous Maji Maji uprising in Tanzania, Yusuf fell down on the ground unresponsive prompting Abubakar to flee their home in Kwara State.

“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 12-year-old Yusuf Abubakar died on the spot," police report adds.

Police are yet to identify why the two had aquired the charm which they believed that had fortified them.

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