Why is the Nigerian Police not following up the heartbreaking story of a 6-month-old girl raped by a 40 year old teacher?
a six months old baby
Earlier this month, a shocking and unbelievable tweet went viral.
According to the tweet, 6-month-old Hajara was
raped by Shuaibu Yakubu Abdullahi, a deaf 40-year-old teacher, which led
to the rupturing of her intestines.
Miraculously, poor Hajara is still alive, but currently under
critical monitoring in a specialist hospital in Kano State.
To aggravate the issue, after getting arrested by the NSCDC, the rapist was released on bail by the police!
Stand To End Rape (STER), a non-profit organisation advocating
for an end to gender-based violence, took up the case, and tried to
reach out to the Force Gender Unit of the Nigerian Police Force , but
only got referred to an NGO.
According to them, the NGO has been unavailable to STER.
And then twitter reactions:
The Nigerian Police ought to aggressively follow up on Baby
Hajara’s case and all rape cases going forward. Rape is an extremely
horrifying act of violence, especially against a child. The society
should be safe for all; no parent should have to worry about their kids
being raped or abused! It is doubly important that justice be served,
and swiftly too!