Two men have been apprehended for defilement of a two-year-old girl in the Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi.
They were arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Akeem Adeyemi, the NSCDC spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident, adding that the case was brought to the command from the local government area.
He also added that investigations are on going.
“Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the rape, but the investigation is ongoing and will be carried out to its logical conclusion.
“That is only what I can say for now until the investigation is over,” Mr Adeyemi said.
Also confirming the incident, the coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission, Hamza Wala, said the girl was taken to a hospital, where it was confirmed that the suspects sodomised her.
“There was a report by a medical doctor in the area, Dr Bulus Godiya, the Chief Medical Officer in Yauri General Hospital, who confirmed that the girl was sodomised and had been transferred now to Kalgo Medical Centre for necessary treatment and medication.
“Not only our commission but other rights groups, such as Yauri Women Development Association, Hisbah Committee, among others, are all involved in trying to see that justice is served on the suspect after the investigation is concluded,” he said.
Fatima Musa-Bature, the chairperson of the Yauri Woman Development Association (YWDA), also confirmed the incident, saying it happened on Wednesday, June 29.
She added that the investigation would detail everything.
Speaking on the incident, the victim’s father (name withheld) also confirmed what happened to his daughter.
“It happened to my daughter, but I can’t talk much on that now.”
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