Damaturu — The Nigeria Police have arrested a thirteen-man gang that specializes in raping girls aged eight to 12 years in Yobe State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, who spoke to Daily Trust yesterday, said their victims were mostly hawkers and internally displaced children, and that the arrest of the suspects followed a report by a victim's parent that she was raped by one Babagana Saleh, a lecturer at Yobe State University, Damaturu.
"In the course of investigation, the girl pointed at Babagana and nine other men, whose ages range between 21 and 35, and alleged that they all had carnal knowledge of her," he said. "She said that the suspect took her to his house along with two other girls and played video film for them before he defiled her."
The commissioner said that one of the girls was raped by twelve different persons in the syndicate.
"This girl is an internally displaced child from Goniri. She lost all her parents and was adopted by a relative, now she doesn't have anybody," he said