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NSCDC Arrests Gang Rapists, Genital Mutilation In Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger State Command, has arrested four people accused of genital mutilation, gang rape of juveniles, and other criminal activities in Pandogari town, Rafi Local Government area of the state.

Mr Joachim Okafor, the State Corps’ Commander who confirmed their arrest in Minna, said they were apprehended using a confirmed intelligence gathering apparatus put in place by the Divisional Command.

“The arrest is part of the mandate of the Corps in ensuring the protection of Critical National Assets and infrastructures, safe school initiatives, as well as the protection of lives and properties in the state,” the state Corps commandant stated.

The accused are Aliyu Amiru (20), Suleiman Abubakar Gambo (19), and Yusuf Malam Murtala (22).

They are all Pandogari residents. Okafor, speaking through DCC Abdulhameed Kabara, claimed that the syndicate gang-raped a 13-year-old JSS 1 student (name withheld) at Day Secondary School in Pandogari after drugging her with a chemical.


He stated that on Thursday, May 2, 2024, the Principal of the School alerted Corps operatives about the syndicate’s actions, “and immediately, a strategy was perfected, by using the victim as bait, that led to the arrest of a member of the gang.”

According to him, the victim informed the command officers that in 2022, Aliyu Amiru and other members of his syndicate kidnapped her and carried her to the outskirts of town, where they gang-raped her in an unfinished structure.

“While in their captivity, she said a little boy of less than two years was brought and in her presence, his manhood was chopped off.

“She claimed, the gang told her that they were asked by one Baba Sada to bring the mutilated manhood to be used for a charm that would protect them against any dangerous weapon such as a bullet, matchet, dagger, knives, among others,” the Commandant revealed.

Okafor further indicated that the case had been sent to the state command headquarters’ Intelligence and Investigation Unit for discreet investigation and that they would all be charged and prosecuted in court.

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