Boy, 12 Kills Brother in Bullet Proof Charm Test
A boy from Kwara State in Nigeria has been killed by his brother while testing a newly bought “bullet-proof” charm, police say.
The two believed they had “fortified themselves with the protective charm”, according to police in Kwara state.
Abubakar Abubakar then shot at his younger brother Yusuf, 12, using their father’s rifle believe to be Dane Gun known as an old-fashioned rifle.
According to the BBC, Yusuf Abubakar is said to have died on the spot after the shooting while his older brother escaped into the bushes. Meanwhile, police have launched a hunt for the alleged killer.
Till press time, it is not clear why the two brothers went to get protection. The two brothers were the sons of a hunter. Police have urged parents “to monitor the activities of their children and avoid doing certain risky activities”.
Charms are popular among Africans
There have been several reports of people being killed after testing “bullet-proof” charms and medicines.
Despite a lack of evidence, charms are used by many Africans who intend to protect themselves against bad luck.
The elder brother of celebrated French football star Paul Pogba accused him of giving millions to an African Witch Doctor to conjure his fellow national teammate Kylian Mbappe.
And in a shocking confession, the Juventus star Pogba admitted to having contacted a witch doctor but denied allegations that it was to cast a spell on Mbappe.
In the interview, Pogba said he got in touch with the witch doctor for the sake of a humanitarian organization that helps children in Africa, not Mbappe.