A member of Vigilante group in Katsina, one Audu Maikare has reportedly committed suicide by shooting himself dead while testing a gun charm.
The incident leading to the death of Maikare, a resident of Gidan Maijimina in Malumfashi area of Katsina happened in Matazu, when the deceased and other members of the vigilante group converged their leaders house, Sumaila Rabiu to observe a traditional ceremony and initiate new members.
Maikare was said to have wrapped himself up in the charms, chanted incantations, picked up his own Dane gun and in the process of testing the gun charm shot himself to death.
The Spokesperson of the Katsina Police Command, DSP Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident seized the opportunity to call on the general public to desist from patronizing fake traditional medicine sellers known in Hausa as (BOKAYE) who are endangering the life of citizens usually by given them fake charms/jazz for protection against gun shots.
DSP Isah said “On 14/10/2017 at about 12:00hrs, one Audu Maikare ‘m’ of Gidan Maijimina village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state, a member of Isan Gidan Gona vigilante group Matazu, went to the house of vigilante group leader, one Samaila Rabiu ’m’ of Dugul village, Matazu LGA of Katsina state for an occasion.
The said Audu Maikare used his own Dane gun to test a gun charm on his body and in the process, he shot himself to death.
The Police patrol team were not informed on time as the victim was already taken away by his relations and buried according to Islamic rites.
“The Command, however, is drawing the attention of the general public to desist from patronizing fake traditional medicine sellers known in Hausa as (BOKAYE) who is endangering the life of citizens usually by given them fake charms/jazz for protection against gun shots etc.
Sometimes, giving them charms to be use for ritual purposes and as a result of which some young innocent girls up to the age of 3 months old are being raped through quest for materialism or worldly things,” DSP Isah cautioned.