A 3-year-old girl reported missing four days ago, has been found lifeless inside an office at Khairat community school in Walalambe quarters, Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The minor identified as Khadijah Abubakar Abdullahi, was found dead with blood stains all over her private part, suggesting that she was raped.
The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations officer, SP Magaji Musa Majia, who assured the general public that investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrator/perpetrators to book, adding that nine suspects have been arrested mostly teachers of the school.
Malam Abubakar Abdullahi, father of the victim while narrating the incident to newsmen said: “The condition I found my daughter suggested that she was raped. Seeing her in that condition, we could not even touch the lifeless body.
“The body has started decomposing, causing an awful odour. We called the police who took the corpse for investigation and later released it to us for burial. Khadijah is dead, but I want justice to be done. It is Khadijah today, only God knows who will be the next target.
“There is a need for the authorities concern to do something on this inhumane act in order to safeguard the lives of our children.
“We went on a search for late Khadijah after she did not return home with her siblings after the school hours.
“We went to several houses of neighbours and relatives looking for her but could not find her for the first day.We continued searching for three days with no clue of her whereabouts, only to find her corpse abandoned inside an office in the school on the fourth day.
“Her mother is a teacher in the school where her lifeless body was found and late Khadijah and her siblings are students of the same school. On the fateful day she got missing, she was not accompanied to the school by her mother because she (the mother) was sick.
“After the school hours, Khadijah’s siblings came back home with the news that she was nowhere to be found after the closure of school around 5:30pm and that was the beginning of our travails.”