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Armed Gang Rapes Two Minors, Injure 2 Others In North-central Nigeria Community

The abducted girls were later released after the abductors raped them.

Armed yet to be identified shooters, on Thursday, attacked Nuku Village in Kaiama Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara State North-central Nigeria, raping two underage girls.

According to multiple media reports, the armed gang invaded the community with hopes to find money but were disappointed and furious after discovering that there was “nothing on the ground for them to steal.”

Babawale Afolabi,  Spokesperson of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said “the attackers abducted two minors of the same family and injured the head of the family and one other person with a machete.”

He said the abducted girls were later released after the abductors had carnal knowledge of them.

“In the early hours of November 3, some yet to be identified gunmen invaded Alhaji Hassan Yunusa’s settlement, at Nuku Village in Kaiama.”

“Investigation revealed that the assailants were actually looking for money, as they ransacked the whole place and could not find anything. They attacked Alhaji Yunusa and Woru Yunusa with multiple machete wounds and went away with two girls, but later released them a few hours later,” he said. 

“It was discovered that the abductors had carnal knowledge of the innocent girls,” he said.

Afolabi said the two victims are receiving medical treatment at the  Woro General Hospital in Kaiama LGA, and a series of medical tests were carried out on them at the time of filing this report.

He, however, said that security operatives had started an investigation to apprehend the culprits and their prosecution to serve as a deterrent. 

HumAngle had on Monday Nov. 1, 2021 reported how three minors in Benue State, also in North-central Nigeria were on Monday, Nov. 1, arraigned before a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court by the state Police Command for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl.

In October, HumAngle also reported how the struggles to contain insecurity is ravaging Africa’s most populous country and exposing young girls and women to sexual violence daily. 

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