The Yobe police command on Monday said that four men have been arrested for alleged gang-raping minors in different parts of the state.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim the Command’s Public Relations Officer made this in an interview with pressmen in Damaturu.
Also, he said that three of the alleged rapists, Musa Mohammed, 25, Mohammed Dahiru, 27, Adamu Saidu, 46, were arrested on Dec. 25, 2020. by men of Potiskum Divisional Police Headquarters for allegedly gang-raping a 13-year-old girl.
He continued by saying that Abdulkarim said the rapists took advantage of Christmas break to lure the girl into Brema primary school in the town and had carnal knowledge of her.
Similarly, the spokesman said that the Geidam Divisional Police Headquarters had on Dec. 26, arrested one Bako Umaru, 35, for allegedly abducting and raping an 11-year-old girl at the Hausari area, inflicting severe injury on her private part.
In the same vein, he said the girl lost excess blood in the act and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Damaturu after Umaru forced himself into her.
Abdulkarim also said one Mohammed Jajere, 27, was on Dec 26, arrested by men of Gashua Divisional Police Headquarters for allegedly raping a young nursing mother at Garindalal area of Dagona Ward.
According to the spokesperson, who said Jajere raped the woman, who was recuperating from childbirth when he broke into her residence in the area with the intent to steal.
He said all the cases were undergoing ‘discreet’ investigation in the command, assuring that the perpetrators would be prosecuted after investigations were completed.
Reports said that cases of the alleged rape, especially against minors, have continued to soar in the state.
Abdulkarim said in December only, nine cases of alleged rape involving minors were reported in various divisional stations in the state.
However, he said the command was combat-ready to deal decisively with criminals in the state.
Conclusively he, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to always assist the police with reliable information about crimes in order to protect lives and property in the neighborhood.