Boy shoots 12-year-old brother to death during ‘bulletproof charm’ test in Kwara

Nigeria Police policemen

Police in Kwara have said they are looking for a boy who shot his 12-year-old brother to death in Kaiama while testing the efficacy of a locally-prepared charm.

Police spokesman in Kwara, Ajayi Okasanmi, said in Ilorin on Monday that the deceased’s elder brother shot him dead while testing the efficacy of the charm with which the two of them had just “fortified’’ themselves.

Okasanmi said that when they returned home after procuring the charm, the elder took their father’s hunting Dane gun and shot the deceased to test its efficacy.

The 12-year-old died on the spot from the shot, he stated.

“The two of them are sons of one Abubakar Abubakar, a hunter in Dutse Gogo town in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.

“The culprit escaped into the bushes immediately after the act. Investigation into the matter has started.

“Parents and guardians are advised to monitor activities of their children and avoid doing certain things in their presence to prevent incidents of this nature,’’ Okasanmi stated.