Unknown people rape 6-year-old girl to death inside Kaduna mosque

The remains of a six-year-old girl identified as Khadijah Ya’u who was allegedly raped to death by her captor(s) were found in a mosque located at New Road, Kurmj Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass in the Kaduna North Local Government area of the state.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident which happened on Friday drew the attention of sympathisers including some members of civil society organisations to the residing area of the rape victim.

It was further learnt that the parents of the victim were persuaded before the corpse was allowed to be taken to a specialist hospital for examination.

Haj Sadiya Suleiman, the coordinator of Babajo Foundation who was at the scene said the rape and killing of the girl was “very sad and evil.”

Reacting on the sad development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Muhammed Jalige confirmed the incident.

The PPRO further added that though no arrest was made in connection to the crime, police detectives attached to Kurmin Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.

“Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque.

“With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to a prayer time.

“An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issue. So, if there is an arrest, I will keep you posted,” he said.




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