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NGO Suspends Worker Accused of Raping Minor in Borno

A non-governmental organisation, Street Child, has suspended a male staff accused of raping a 10-year old girl in Borno.

The nonprofit said it is aware of the incident involving its Nigerian worker and that it allegedly occurred outside its working environment.

“We have immediately suspended the staff member in line with our protocols, pending the outcome of the police investigation,” the nonprofit said in a statement.

Street Child added that it is totally intolerant to any form of abuse or exploitation. The organisation promised to support anyone abused if contacted.

Sources said the accused was arrested on Wednesday night by GRA Divisional Police Station in Mashirmami area of Maiduguri, Borno State.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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