Breaking: Tragedy, as “ritualists” remove girl’s private part in Bauchi


By Ismail Auwal

Two young men in Jama’are Local Government of Bauchi State have removed the private part of a girl for suspected ritual purposes.

In an Interview with Sahelian Times, Hansatu, the aunty to the girl, said that her attention was drawn to the girl’s situation by neighbours.

“The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday. I was about to bathe her when she stepped out with her sister. Along the way, they met those two young men who wanted to send them on errands. The elder sister refused to go, but they forcefully took the youngest to an abandoned building, tied her with a rope, and completely removed her private part,” Hansatu narrated while sobbing.

According to Hansatu, her niece “ was lucky to survive”.

“We took her to the police station from where we were referred to various hospitals, until finally we were brought to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,” she further narrated.

Hansatu, however, appealed for public support to treat the girl and ensure justice is done.

Police, through its Bauchi Command spokesman, Ahmed Wakili, have confirmed that one of the two suspected ritualists from the neighbourhood has been arrested.

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