No fewer than five boys were attacked in two Islamic schools at Tungan Magajiya in Rijau Local Government of Niger State by suspected ritual killers.
Northern City News gathered that the assailants might be in need of human blood to perform rituals.
It was gathered that the throats of the victims were also removed and their blood drained into a container and taken away.
The victims were between the ages 8 and 13.
One of the affected parents who lost two of his wards also confirmed in a telephone interview that the boys were attacked while sleeping, adding that their throats were cut off.
The Niger State Police Command spokesman, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident which he attributed to suspected ritual killers.
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