Hope James

A boy identified as Abubakar Abubakar have been declared wanted for shooting his 12-year-old brother, Yusuf Abubakar, dead on Sunday, in Dutse Gogo, Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, while testing the efficacy of a bullet-proof charm.

According to report, the brothers, children of a hunter, were excited over the charm just prepared for them to wade off gunshots and the elder son shot the younger brother to test the efficacy of the charm after “fortifying” him with it.

It was gathered that the eldest Abubakar eloped into the bush when he discovered that his brother had died.

According to the Police spokesman in Kwara, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incident, upon their return 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.

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