- NYSC has reacted to the death of an Almajiri boy in Kano state
- Kano NYSC coordinator said the boy was not deliberated killed by a corps member as being circulated on the social media
- The state coordinator said the boy fell while being chased by the corps member, hit his head on the wall and died in the process
Alhaji Ladan Baba, the Kano state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has shed light on the incident surrounding the death of an Almajiri boy in the state.
He debunked the reports claiming the boy was beaten to death by a corps member serving in the state.
According to a report filed by NAN, the NYSC boss said the boy was not deliberately beaten to death.
He explained that the corps member was chasing the deceased boy who had come to the Corpers’ Lodge to pluck fruits.
According to Ladan Baba, the boy fell while running and hit his head on the wall.
He said the attempt to save the boy's life was unsuccessful as he was afterwards confirmed dead after being rushed to the hospital.
The NYSC boss said the corps member had been invited by the police for questioning.
Prior to the statement by the NYSC boss, there have been reports claiming the corps member beat the boy to death.
The Kano state police command has not released an official statement regarding the incident as at the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, called on the federal government to revive the Almajiri special school system, to address cases of begging.
He made the call during a public lecture to mark Nigeria’s 59 Independence Anniversary on Friday, September 27 in Abuja.
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