By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A six-year-old girl (name withheld) has been allegedly defiled by a 50-year-old neighbour at Hanyi Danmani village in Igabi Local Government Area of the State.
Hanyi Danmani village is located in the same district with Rigasa (the largest community in Kaduna where Abuja-Kaduna train terminal is situated). The community is between Badiko and Nnamdi Azikiwe Bypass in Igabi LGA.
This is coming while concern interests were yet to recover from the shock of the gruesome murder of two six-year-old girls in separate defilement cases with a similar pattern in Kurmi Mashi, a community not far from Hanyi Danmani where the latest episode occured.
The latest victim is lucky to be alive unlike the two others her age who were raped, killed and dumped at a mosque and graveyard on Sunday, June 28 and Monday, November 9 this year.
As at the time of filing this report, both the Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs and Kaduna State Police Command were yet to apprehend the suspected serial rapists who raped and killed the two girls in separate incidences.
Confirming the development to Journalists in Kaduna through a phone call on Monday, the Village Head of Hanyi Danmani, Umar Ibrahim, said the girl is still recuperating from bruises sustained during the dastard act by the neighbour simply identified as Ibrahim.
According to the Village Head, “It is true, the case has been reported at the Rigasa Police station. But this morning they told me that they are trying to transfer the case to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“The rape case involved a girl of about six-year-old and a man of about 50-year-old. He has a family with two wives. He has his own house as a neighbour to the parents of this girl.
“It happened on Friday but the Police then said they should come by Monday. So today, the community went there as instructed.
“I was told that the police are done with the hospital report and they are now transferring the case to the CID.
“According to the mother, it was a very horrible face but she said her daughter is responding to treatment.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), ASP Muhammad Jalige, could not be reached for comment as he did not pick his phone call as at the time of filing this report.