It was gathered from locals that the suspect also confessed to having killed nine other boys and buried them at different sites for ritual purposes.
Mubarak Lamu, a suspected ritualist, has confessed to killing 9 boys and burying them in different shallow graves in a Taraba community, Daily Trust reports.
Mubarak, a-30-year-old, was arrested by police last week at Mutumbiyu town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State over the disappearance of a six-year-old boy.
The suspect confessed to having killed the boy and buried him at River Dan Kuturu in Mutumbiyu town.
Locals said the suspect led a team of police detectives to the site and the body was exhumed.
Daily Trust Saturday gathered from locals that the suspect also confessed to having killed nine other boys and buried them at different sites for ritual purposes.
The confession of the suspect it was learnt raised tension in the town as irate youths including relations of the boys killed by the suspected ritualists attempted to burn down the house of the suspect’s father.
The youths, who were pacified by elders in the town, however, vowed to kill the suspect and burn his family house whenever he sets foot in the area.
When contacted, the police spokesperson of Taraba Command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, said he was waiting for details on the issue from the Mutumbiyu Divisional Police Headquarters.