The Borno Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, has paraded four men for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Maiduguri.
The Corps Commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this to journalists on Thursday.
Abdullahi, who simply identified the suspects as Rawana, Adam, Muhammad and Ibrahim, said they were apprehended by well-meaning Nigerians at Gwange area of Maiduguri on September 7.
He alleged that suspects enticed the girl with a token and lured her into a room where they defiled her.
“A member of the victim’s family caught the randy men in the act and alerted residents of the area who arrested them.
“Preliminary investigations showed that the prime suspect lured the girl into a room and had canal knowledge of her after giving her N50.
“The suspects had sex with the girl one after the other.
“Medical examinations on the girl indicated severe penetration with no implications,” he said.
He said that the command would transfer the case on completion of all preliminary investigations to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP for prosecution.
The commandant, who expressed dismay over the spate of rape cases in the state, called for behavioral change on the part of victims’ families to seek redress.
“Victim’s families must be bold to seek redress in order to get rid of the menace,” he said.
According to him, the command had recorded four rape cases in the past four weeks in the state.
Abdullahi also called on Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Faith-Based Organisations, FBOs and community leaders to sensitize people on the need to check the rising cases of rape in the society.
By Bright Bassey