The Katsina State Police Command says it has arrested two men for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl to death in Sandamu town of the state.
The state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bala Senchi, told reporters on Monday in Katsina that the girl died few hours after the incident on September 8.
Senchi said that the deceased was allegedly lured into the act while on an errand to a relation’s home.
He said the girl had complained of headache to her parents when she returned and was directed by her mother to go to bed.
According to Senchi, the parents immediately reported the matter to the police in Sandamu when they noticed blood stain on her pant.
He said: “The girl was taken by the police to the General Hospital Daura, where she later died.
“On investigation by the state CID, doctors at the hospital said the deceased was raped.”
He said that two men had been arrested in connection with the incident.
In another development, the command also confirmed the arrest of the seven men who allegedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old girl in Malumfashi Local Government Area of the state.
Senchi said the suspects had allegedly confessed to have had sexual intercourse with the girl.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police added that the cases would soon be charged to court.
Senchi appealed to parents not to send their little children, especially girls, on errands unaccompanied.