The Katsina State Police Command is currently on the trail of a three-man gang, which abducted a one-year-old baby from her mother, Suwaiba Ahmadu, and gang-raped her in the Danja Local Government Area of the state.
Suwaiba was returning from Angwan Bawa area in the Danja LGA, when the suspects accosted her and snatched the infant away.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday, after two members of the gang reportedly met the mother along a lonely road and lured her to take a ride with them on a motorcycle to her destination.
The suspects on getting to a junction, allegedly grabbed the baby from her mother’s back and fled to a nearby bush where a third accomplice joined them. They all raped the girl one after the other and she fell into coma.
Confirming the incident, the Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Isha Gambo, said that the police had arrested one of the gang members, while the remaining two were still on the run.
He said, “At a point along the bush path, the baby, who was strapped to the back of the mother, was forcefully taken from the mother by two members of the gang.
“They ran inside the bush with the baby, where another member was waiting for them. The trio thereafter gang-raped the baby.
“One of the gang members, Saleh Suleiman, is already in the police net while the other two, whose names we cannot disclose yet, are still on the run.”
He added that the baby was taken to the General Hospital, Funtua, where she was admitted for treatment.