6 Year-Old Girl Raped to Death in Kaduna, Body Dumped in Cemetery
A six-year-old girl Aisha Ya’u has been raped to death by yet to be identified person and her lifeless body dumped at a cemetary in Kurmin Mashi Area of Kaduna state.
The deceased girl was said to have returned home from Arabic school at 11am in the morning on Sunday and subsequently went out to play in a nearby vicinity close to their compound before she was declared missing.
Mother of the victim, Amaratu Ya’u could not speak as at the time of this report as she was yet to recover from the shock of her child’s painful death.
A source close to the family, (name withheld) told our reporter that Aisha’s mother raised alarm of her missing daughter an hour after she was no where to be found, calling on neighbors to help assist in search for her daughter.
The source explained that “the search started around 11:30 am and lasted till evening. It was a man who was returning from farm who discovered Aisha’s lifeless body dumped in the cemetery close to their home and alerted people.
“She was raped and dumped there by a yet to be identified person… Now they have taken her corpse to Barau Diko Specialist Hospital for autopsy,” he said.
The incident has however thrown residents of Kurmin Mashi into palpable tension as several sexual molestation of minors have been reported in the area.
A resident of the Kurmin Mashi community, Ahmed Abdulahi told the our reporters that about five months ago, another six-year-old girl was raped to death and her corpse dumped at the mosque.
Another source said “There was another case of a man selling sugarcane in this Kurmin Mashi area who raped a boy sometimes ago and rumors has it he is now back on the street walking as a free man.”
While seeking justice for Aisha Ya’u and other children whom were victims of assault, the residents also called for improved security.
Mallam Ibrahim Adamu, an automobile mechanic in the area also told our reporter that neccessary actions ought to be taken as insecurity within the community has been on the rise.
Adamu who demanded justice for the little Aisha also called on parents to always observe the movement of their children particularly minors.
He urged the state government to put security measures in place to curtail the rape of minors and theft in the area, “we want improved security in our area as there is no rest of mind. Government should help us by installing CCTV camera in every nook and crannies of our community to enable us capture evil doers,”Adamu pleaded.”
When contacted to confirm the development, the PPRO of Kaduna Police Command, ASP Mohammad Jalige could not respond to calls on his phone as at the time of filing the report.