According to a report by Punch Metro, a 200 Level student at Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, Habibu Abubakar Nakasari, has lost his two hands as some men attempted to dispossess him of his motorcycle.
Habibu, who is studying English Language at the institution, suffered the attack in the early hours of Sunday.
The undergraduate was allegedly accosted in the early hours of Sunday around Manna area of Sokoto South Local Government Area, where his two hands were cut off before his attackers fled with his motorcycle.
He is currently receiving treatment at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Wamakko, Sokoto State.
According to a statement released by Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar, the Director of Press to Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya, who represented the governor, the government has vowed to apprehend and prosecute those responsible for the attack.
Speaking at the hospital bedside of Habibu, Dan’Iya said, “The governor mandated me to come and visit you and your family to assure you that all hands are on deck to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators according to the law.
“This barbaric behaviour is unbecoming among the youths and our government will not condone such act, as this will be the last to be seen in the state, God willing,” Dan’Iya added.
The Deputy Governor further disclosed that Governor Aminu Tambuwal has directed the full settlements of all medical bills of the victim by the state government.
It may be recalled that a few weeks ago, one Abdullahi Shehu, in a similar situation was allegedly attacked by political thugs who cut off one of his arms in Sokoto metropolis.
Shehu was later flown to Abuja where doctors battled in vain to attach his severed arm.