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One Jubril Mato, a student of Elkanemi College of Islamic Theology, Maiduguri, is currently battling for his life after he was given a cut on his throat by a senior student.

It was reported that the 11-year-old was attacked with a razor blade by one of his senior boys for allegedly refusing to run errand for him (the senior boy).

It was learnt that Mato is currently being treated at the intensive care unit of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Reports had it that the senior colleague, from SS2 class, had sent Mato on an errand but the junior student refused to go.

“That fateful night, he came to pick him up and took him to a quiet place where he used a razor blade to severely cut his neck, injuring most of his arteries, nerves and trachea,” the PUNCH quoted a source from the school as saying.

The Senior student whose name has been reportedly concealed by the school management left the scene after slitting Mato on his neck.

According to the source, the suspect left the victim for dead with his body soaked in blood.

“After some minutes, Jubril struggled and took himself to the Principal’s Office, before he finally broke down and became unconscious,” the source said.

The perpetrator, who according to reports is indoctrinated on psychotropic substances, was subsequently arrested and handed over to the police for further investigations. 

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