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Man accused of stealing elder brother’s mobile phone loses limbs

MixCollage 21 May 2024 11 30 AM 7646

A man, identified as Adamu, has lost his two hands following an accusation against him by his elder brother.

The elder brother accused Adamu of stealing his mobile phone.

Adamu is from Sambi Daji village of Tumu District in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State.

Zagazola Makama, a Lake Chad Basin counterterrorism and insurgency expert, narrated the tragic event in a post on his X handle on Tuesday.

Makama explained that elder brother, whose name was not stated, caught Adamu and tied his hands with a rope, intending to keep him captive until he revealed where he hid the phone.

“Unfortunately, the rope was too tight, cutting off circulation to his hands”, Makama said, adding that by the time the rope was loosed, his hands had become severely damaged, and doctors were forced to amputate them to save his life.

“Sad. His name is Adamu, from Sambi Daji village of Tumu District in Akko LGA in Gombe State.

“His elder brother did this to him after accusing him of stealing his mobile phone.

“The brother caught him and tied his hands with a rope, intending to keep him captive until he reveal where he hide the phone.

“Tragically, the rope was too tight, cutting off circulation to his hands. By the time the rope was loosed, his hands had become severely damaged, and doctors were forced to amputate them to save his life.”