9-year-old pupil escapes from alleged ritual killers in Imo

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A nine-year-old three pupil a private school on Alukpo Street, Umukoto Nekede, in West Council in Imo State, simply identified as Chinasa, has narrowly escaped being beheaded by in area.

This happened after she was by two men suspected to be ritual killers outside her school.

According to sources from school, Chinasa was said to have sneaked her school around 11 am and headed towards a place popularly known as Wire Crossing near Alaba Market, but was seized by two men.

She was said to have been bound hands and feet with her mount sealed with tape.

“When she opened school gate, proprietor saw her and immediately called her to come back. But she refused to come. As if proprietor knew what was going to happen, she quickly rushed to girl’s family and told her mother that her has escaped from school.

“Chinasa’s mother and neighbours also went in search the girl but could find her. It was around 3.20 pm that a girl who was returning from school saw her in an undeveloped plot where she was bound hands and feet with her mouth sealed.

“Obviously, the men might have dumped her there with the intention of coming back in the night to carry her,” the source said.

Narrating her ordeal to correspondent, the girl said, she did know what came over her when she left the school gate.

She said, “I wanted to run away from the school and go , but when I saw big auntie (proprietor) coming after me, I decided to run towards wire crossing.

“It was there that the two men saw me and were forcing me to go back. But, on our way back, they decided to cover my mouth and took me to the bush where they tied my hands and legs.”