A 9-year-old girl has reportedly been gang-raped by her step-father alongside four others in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
Bittertruth Media gathered that the minor identified as Sadiya Umar, is a primary 2 pupil of Bindigari Primary School, Damaturu and an orphan having lost her biological father seven years ago.
Confirming the sad incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhafeez said some of the culprits have been arrested.
“The suspect is not one person; they are four in number, the ex-husband of the victim’s mother and three others who are already in the police custody and investigation is going on.
“Any moment the matter will be taken to court after all the investigation has been concluded, Abdulhafeez said.
According to him, the suspects were Yarima Yakubu, the stepfather of the victim, Usaini Zauna, Muhammed Garba and Muhammed Sabo, all of them are residents of Babban Tsangaya area of Damaturu.
It was further gathered that three of the remaining suspects are still at large.
Narrating the incident, the mother of the victim, Zara Usman, alleged that her ex-husband, Yarima Yakubu lured the girl to a house at Babban Tsangaya area of Damaturu where she was raped.
She added that her daughter was confirmed to be HIV positive by the Damaturu Specialist Hospital, and as a result, she stopped going to school.
“Because of my poor condition, I cannot do anything on the matter except to leave things for God but I want the state government to take over the case,” she said.