A 13-year-old girl by name, Maryam Muazu has reportedly been impregnated by eight men, including an Imam in Kaduna State.
The teenager is reportedly five months
pregnant and is a primary 6 student at L.E.A Anchau, Taka-Lafiya in
Kubau local government of Kaduna State.
From the observations gathered, it was revealed that the parents of the young girl are considering an abortion to avoid public disgrace.
According to the reports, Maryam was reportedly raped by the eight men
which includes her neighbour, an elderly Imam who has molested her
Maryam said, “They usually call me and give me N500 naira when l am
coming back from school and when I went out hawking, they usually
forced me into it, and they have been warning me not to tell my
parents, they vowed to kill me if I dared tell my parents.
“They threatened killing me each time they raped me, that is why I
refused telling my parents, I was so afraid that is why I kept quiet
over the issue.”
Maryam’s father, Mallam Mu’au Shittu, said, “Eight men raped my
daughter and now she is pregnant, they usually give her money while
some give her gifts to have sex with such a young girl when she goes
“They usually give her five hundred naira and have sex with her the
way they want it, they merely turned her like sex machine.”
He added that he has reported the case to Upper Sharia Court lkara
local government area to seek for justice.
Shittu also explained that for the past five months, they have been
unable to rest easy seeing the problems Maryam is facing, carrying a
set of twins at her age.
He added, “she is too small to be carrying twins, and there is no
single one among the rapists that is ready to take the responsibility
as the father of the unborn babies.”
“Because of what he did to my daughter, I have stopped going to join
them in prayer in the mosque because I cannot follow the prayer of a
rapist who wants to destroy my family.
“I don’t like a bastard child in my family, that is why l am doing my
best to protect the integrity of my family,” he explained.
Meanwhile, subsequent reports equally have it that the suspected rapists were
arraigned before the court on Friday, February 2, and were
subsequently granted bail.
The father of the victim also reported the case to a Human Rights
Organization in search of justice for his daughter.
Founder of Arridah Relief foundation of Nigeria, a Non-Governmental
Organization, Hajiya Rabi Salisu Ibrahim, confirmed the situation,
saying, ”We received the case in our office.
“For the past two years, we have treated over 400 cases of rape and
child abuse but we have never come across this type of inhuman act.“