Bulletproof charm: Boy shoots brother, 12, dead in Kwara

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The Kwara State Police Command says it has launched an investigation into how one Abubakar Abubakar, the son of a hunter in Dutse Gogo town near Kaiama, headquarters of Kaiama LGA of Kwara State shot dead his younger brother, Yusuf Abubakar, while testing the efficacy of a gunshot protective charm newly procured by their father.

In a Monday statement, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kwara, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, said that the incident occurred on Sunday.

He said that the suspect escaped into the bush after firing the shot that killed his brother.

Kwara hunter's son shoots brother dead testing bulletproof charm
The victim

“Around 10pm on October 2, 2022, a report was received at Kaiama Police Station about the killing of one Yusuf Abubakar, aged 12, by his elder brother, Abubakar Abubakar, both sons of one Abubakar Abubakar, a hunter in Dutse Gogo town via Kaiama, during the process of testing the efficacy of a newly procured gunshot protective charm.

“This incident happened after fortifying themselves with the protective charm. The elder son brought his father’s dane gun and shot his younger sibling. The charm failed and the 12-year-old Yusuf Abubakar died on the spot. The culprit escaped into the bush immediately the act was committed.”

The police spokesman quoted the police commissioner in the state as advising parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards and avoid performing “unsavoury activities” in their presence.

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