6-year-old girl found dead in mosque after allegedly being raped

A 6-year-old girl has been found dead inside a mosque located at New Road, Kurmi Mashi by Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.

The young girl is believed to have been raped to death by yet-to-be-identified persons.

Confirming the sad incident, the Spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said the body was discovered on Friday, June 26, 2020.

ASP Muhammed Jalige said the community members called men of the Kurmi Mashi police division to make a report after seeing the dead body at about 3.20pm which is close to the time they were supposed to converge for their Friday prayers.

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Jalige said no arrest has been made but that the police is investigating the matter. He said;

“Though no arrest has been made in connection to the crime, but police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation to unravel the misery.

Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque. With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 pm close to prayer time.

An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously on the issue.”

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