Buba Bindiga, a 15-year-old teen from Kwara state, hacked his age-mate with a machete after accusing him of ruining farmlands.
Bindiga was arrested for attempted murder by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) last week after he attacked Hassan Sidi, 15, in Moshe Gada, Kaiama Local Government Area of the state.
In the incident, the victim received significant injuries, lost a lot of blood, and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Sidi allegedly accused Bindiga of destroying farmlands, according to reports. He was alleged to have told others in the community about his suspicions.
When the suspect learned of the allegations, he confronted Sidi, according to reports. Bindiga was accused of bringing out a machete and hacking the victim during the ensuing fight between the teens.
Spokesman for the NSCDC in Kwara state, identified as Babawale Afolabi, stated:
“I learnt that there was an argument over the destruction of farms in the Kiama vicinity and Bindiga was said to have got into an argument with the victim, Sidi, over the matter, which led to the incident,”
“When our men got to the scene, we saw a lot of blood on the ground and Bindiga was arrested over the attack on the victim, who is presently receiving treatment in the hospital,”
“The victim is responding very well to treatment; his situation is nowhere near the danger level which was feared earlier due to the massive loss of blood. The families of the boys have come to our office to inform us that they want the matter settled amicably within the family. However, we are still investigating the case.” he further stated.