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11 Men in Jigawa Arrested for Allegedly Raping 12-year-old Girl

A few days after the tragic news of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Uwa - who was beaten and raped to death in a church at her hometown in Benin-city, another disheartening story of rape has come to the spotlight.

Police in Jigawa State have arrested 11 men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

The incident was said to have occurred at Limawa quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson for the police in Jigawa, SP Abdu Jinjiri, explained that all 11 suspects have been arrested and confessed to the offence.

Jinjiri said they were arrested on May 25 after the police in the area received a complaint that one Alhaji Zuwai, a 57-year-old man from Ma’ai Village under Dutse Local Government Area, was seen at Limawa Market trying to lure a 12-year-old girl of the same address to a hidden place to have intercourse with her.

He said the police arrested the suspect and in the course of interrogation, the girl mentioned 11 persons, who had raped her on different occasions.

The case is still under investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Dutse, the capital.


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