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Two men arrested over defilement of two-year-old baby in Kebbi

The suspect were arrested by men of the NSCDC in the state.

• July 3, 2022
Rape photo used to illustrate this story (Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed that two men raped a two-year-old girl in the Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi.

Akeem Adeyemi, the NSCDC spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the case was brought to the command from the local government area.

“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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