Suspected Cultists Rape SS2 Pupil

Three men suspected to be cultists gang-raped a Senior Secondary School pupil (Names withheld) in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

The girl, a pupil of College of Education Demonstration Secondary School along Ter Katsina-Ala was kidnapped on January 5 while she was on her way to buy materials for her sewing work, according to her father, Mr. Terlanga Ugba.

He said that since her abduction, the family had visited hospitals, churches and schools but could not locate the whereabouts of the 15-year-old girl.

It was not until after three days that the girl surfaced with one of the notorious cultists in the community, one Torkula.

The girl who is presently receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi said that she was blindfolded and abducted by three men on the fateful day.

She told the police that she was raped for three days without food and water and was dropped by the bank of a stream by one of the hoodlums.

However, the family members through a church member were able to locate her.
They took her to the hospital where she narrated her ordeals.

Benue State Police Command had since arrested some of the culprits as investigation continues.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Bashir Makama, confirmed the incident, saying that he had ordered the DPO in Katsina-Ala to transfer the case to the state CID for further investigation.

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