A 15-year-old girl has been raped by three men in the Adamawa State capital, Yola.
The incident occurred Thursday evening when the three men who were moving around town in a car, allegedly seized the girl from along the street, took her somewhere, raped her, and then dropped her back on the street.
A human rights activist, Hajia Hauwa Garba, who is following the case, said that the teenager in question is a maternal cousin of a five-year-old girl who was defiled earlier in the year and who is still in hospital.
The minor in question was defiled in the Jambutu area of Jimeta in August this year as a result of the injury her assailant, Adamu Abdullahi, inflicted on her which was so much that the minor has had to be operated on four times, and she has spent every day since the late August incident in hospital bed.
The Public Relations Officer of the FMC Yola, Adamu Dodo, who attested to the latest rape incident, said in a blog post Friday evening that the 15-year-old girl was found bleeding and unconscious, “abandoned by the roadside leading to Jimeta Central Eid Mosque, Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Thursday evening.”
He said the Jimeta Police Division, situated not far from where the teenager was found, took her to the Sexual Assault Centre at the Adamawa Specialist Hospital, from where she was referred to the FMC.
He said the 15-year old survivor has regained consciousness, having been stabilised by doctors, and has disclosed that while she was going back home, following through the shortcut road she was used to, between Central Primary School and the former Nitel (some metres from where they later returned her unconscious), three thugs in a vehicle suddenly stopped close to her, asking her to join them, forcefully insisting that they would take her home.
She added that the next thing was finding herself “on this hospital bed with pains below my abdomen.”