Rapists are on the rampage in Bauchi State as young girls and boys, as well as women, are being raped in different parts of the state on daily basis.
In the last few months, dozens of girls, some as young as six years old have fallen victims of rape being orchestrated by men aged between 20 and 55.
The Bauchi State Police Command Tuesday gave the details of the incidences of rape in the state.
The records released by the command’s spokesman, Ahmed Wakil, revealed how children have been violated either by their parents, neighbours or strangers.
The assaults have elicited public outcry especially from mothers, human rights groups, and religious leaders, who called for urgent action to tame the trend.
The display of 18 shameless rapists
The Bauchi Police Command Tuesday explained how its men arrested 18 people for sexual assault in different parts of the state.
The first set, according to its spokesperson, Wakil, comprised of four men who held a 14-year-old girl hostage for one month during which they repeatedly raped her.
The men are Usman Adamu, 20, Adamu Muhammad, 21, Nura Musa, 20, and Khalid Abdullahi now at large, all from the Nasarawa area in Misau town in Misau Local Government Area of the state.
The 14-year-old has been taken to General Hospital, Misau for medical examination.
It was gathered that the four men have confessed to the crime and are undergoing investigation ahead of being arraigned in court.
Three men also in police net in Bauchi were accused of repeatedly gang-raping a nine-year-old girl inside a public toilet at a market in Gamawa Local Government Area of the state.
They are: Abdullahi Adamu, 25, Abdullahi Abubakar 23, and Auwalu Haruna, 22- who all 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 that the 13-year-old is already five months pregnant, leading to the arrest of Musa.