Recently social media has been awash with sexual assault stories; woman being raped, girl being raped, boy being raped …it goes on and on…however a one year old baby being gang raped? That’s a whole new level of sickening!
Vanguard reports that a one year old baby was snatched from her 30-year-old mother and gang raped in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State. The mother was physically bt not sexually assaulted.
According to reports, the mum was tricked by motorcycle owners – Suleiman and Musa who convinced her to board theirs and thereafter snatched the baby and took her to a bush, where Musa and another person raped the baby.
The Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah, confirmed the development to newsmen, noting that a secondary suspect, Suleiman, has been arrested, while a manhunt has been launched for the primary suspects, Musa, and the other person.
He said the father of the baby, Ahmadu Jibril, 50, reported the case at Central Police Station, Funtua Local Government Area. The PPRO narrated that the baby’s father, Jibril, said his wife was returning from Angwan Bawa in Danja, when one Suleiman connived with Musa and another to attack his wife and raped his daughter. It was gathered that the baby, who sustained injuries, was rushed to the General Hospital in Funtua and has been discharged.
The level of societal decay and heartlessness in our today’s world is beyond worrisome… How have we become a people so devoid of sympathy and emotion? One cannot help but wonder, Is convicting the assaulter as in this case ever enough? Can the damage done to that innocent soul be ever undone? All these questions linger…