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