Police in Bauchi have put on parade 18 people they arrested for sexual assault, including four men who took a 14-year-old hostage and kept her locked away for a month during which they repeatedly raped her.
The men include Usman Adamu, 20, Adamu Muhammad, 21, Nura Musa, 20, and Khalid Abdullahi now at large, all from Nasarawa area in Misau, Bauchi.
The 14-year-old has been taken to General Hospital, Misau for medical examination.
The four men have confessed to the crime and are undergoing investigation.
Three other men also on parade are accused to have repeatedly gangraped a nine-year-old in Gamawa motorpark, Gamawa market public toilet and in the Gamawa market itself.
The three men—Abdullahi Adamu, 25, Abdullahi Abubakar 23, and Auwalu Haruna, 22- confessed upon arrest.
In another incident, 25-year-old Haruna Musa was arrested for luring a 13-year-old with egg and mango into his tailoring shop where he raped her five months ago.
A medical examination revealed the 13-year-old is already five months pregnant, leading to the arrest of Musa.
In a fourth incident, Mustapha Usman, 32, conspired with Dahiru Aliyu of the same age, to have sex with his sister against her wish in their car.
A trace led to their arrest.
Still on parade is a 46-year-old Umar Mohammed in Azare who used N50 to lure his mentally ill 15-year-old daughter into her mother’s room where he raped her.
In a similar incident, Ibrahim Mohammed, 45, lured the 11-year-old son of his neighbour and sexually assaulted.
Four other suspects were arrested for the rape of two sisters, after the girl’s mother reported to police.
The police also reported arresting Hussein Adamu of Tashan Badikko who accosted a woman on her way to seek treatment from a herbalist.
He is said to have demanded N10,000 and—when she couldn’t afford it—forced himself on her.
Police arrested also a 41-year-old Musa Mohammad who raped a seven-year-old neighbour and another Aminu Muhammed who raped a six-year-old in an uncompleted building. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy Daily Trust)