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Nigerian Teacher Jailed 25 Years For Causing Boy Hands To Be Amputated In Gombe State

boy hands amputated teacher tie them

A teacher in Gombe state has been sentenced to 25 years in jail without an option of fine for allegedly causing a young boy’s hand to be infected after he tied them as a punishment for allegedly stealing a cell phone.

According to Human Rights activist Aloui Ibrahim, Zubair Abubakar,12, had  his hands amputated after doctors said they had become infected and gangrenous.

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Zubair before amputation

So in order to save his life, both hands were amputated at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Gombe.

His school head teacher, Sirajo Mohammed has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars to serve as  a deterrent to others.



  1. Ami kamara

    May 10, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Omg . May the lord have mercy on the poor boy . It’s too much to bear .

  2. Anike

    May 10, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    I can’t believe this, so because of cell phone you truncated the destiny of this poor boy, you should have been sentenced to death. Rot in jail wicked man.

  3. Lola O

    May 10, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    This Sharia law mentality and brutality. He has been subjected to a lifetime of begging to survive, in a country where there are no amenities and rehabilitation for people with disabilities. Very sad indeed.

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