Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday visited a hospitalised student, Habibu Abubakar, whose hands were cut-off by assailants.
Abubakar’s assailants also made away with his motorcycle after cutting off his hands in the Sokoto metropolis.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred on April 6 at the Nakasari area of Sokoto.
Abubakar, a 22-year-old 200-level student of Linguistics at the Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, is on admission at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Wamakko in Sokoto State.
Tambuwal, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Manniru Daniya, described the cutting of Abubakar’s arms as barbaric.
He said that the Sokoto government would not condone such acts and expressed his optimism that this would be the last of such incidents to be seen in the state.