A 9-year-old-boy has landed in the cold hands of death, following a violent act from his Arabic teacher, Hashiru Bala. The teacher was said to have confessed to strangling the boy to death after evening lectures and prayers in Jalingo, Taraba. It was gathered that the deceased, Muhammaded Suddas Umar Yola, left home to a nearby mosque for Magrib (evening) prayers. However he was no where to be found after the prayers. His parents then sent a search party to find him but at that point, his Arabic teacher joined in searching for him and denied knowing his whereabouts. Suddas was later found lifeless by operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) after his Arabic teacher confessed to strangling him to death and dumping his body in a compound.
It was gathered that deceased was a pupil of Muhawshat Primary School in Jalingo and was his father’s favourite child. He also and once traveled with his dad to Saudi Arabia on holy pilgrimage.
May his soul rest in peace.