A reason for their action was provided by two men arrested for allegedly killing and extracting the vagina of a 6-year-old girl in Bauchi State.
The suspects, 19-year-old Abdulkadir Wada and 20-year-old Adamu Abdulrauf, said that they committed the act for money.
During interrogation, the alleged ritualists said that a “native doctor” who promised to give them 500,000 Naira had asked them to carry the sexual organ of a woman.
Men from the Bauchi State Police Command nabbed the two suspects from the Jama’are Local Government Area.
Wada, the chief culprit, speaking in Hausa, said both he and his accomplice, Abdulrauf, had gone to Kwata, the place where the elder brother of the latter, who is married, lives.
They put a little girl in an unfinished building there, and strangled her to death before cutting off her private section.
Abdulrauf, however, refused to kill the child, saying: “It was Wada who came and met me at our house.”
He told me that he and one of his friends went to a spiritualist who, if they had a female vagina, offered them N500,000.
“But I told him I didn’t care.
So, I had a conversation with one of my colleagues, Musa, who advised me to stop Wada.
“I met Wada in the garage the next day, when I was in my shop doing my mechanical work.
Then he gave me an amulet (charm) that I had thrown in my pocket.
We encountered later and he asked me to escort him to a place called Kwata.
We saw two young girls at a place when we got to the city.
Wada took a handkerchief out of his pocket and flashed it on one of the girls’ faces.
“He took her into an uncompleted structure after the girl had slumped and removed her organs, as directed by the native doctor.”
The suspects will be arraigned in court after the conclusion of the investigation, according to the Bauchi State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil.