Borno: 13-Year-Old Boy Stabs Sugarcane Seller to Death


How can a child kill a sugarcane seller for just asking for his money? What are we bringing into the world? how are we training these kids? it’s either kids are been killed by adults or the kids are killing adults, what is going on in Nigeria? it’s really disheartening waking up to disappointing stories like this. Violence shouldn’t be the order of the day or the way forward in Nigeria.

The Borno State Police Command has arrested a 13-year-old boy identified as Abdullahi Sanusi for the killing of a 19-year-old man named Mohammed Abdullahi over refusal to pay for sugarcane. 

The state commissioner of police, Abdu Umar, said the victim on Wednesday forcefully took the suspect’s sugarcane without payment and when the Sugarcane seller asked for his money, Abdullahi started beating him, things got really intense and the ypong boy used the knife, which he was using to cut sugarcane to stab the neck of the victim.

“On the same date (19/01/2022) at about 1700hrs, one Abdullahi Sanusi, 13, of the same address used a sharp knife, which he was using to cut sugarcane and stabbed one Mohammed Abdullahi, 19, on his neck at Mallawan in Gidan Dambe area.

As a result, the victim sustained serious injury. He was rushed to UMTH for treatment but later died on the same date.

The suspect alleged that the deceased forcefully took away his sugar cane and refused to pay and when the suspect demanded his money, the deceased started beating him as a result of which the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife”.


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