There is anger in Nguru area of Yobe State after the Nigeria Police Force set free a man, who serially raped a seven-year old internally displaced girl.

The girl, SaharaReporters gathered, lives with her mother in a camp at Garbi, a suburb of Nguru town, after they fled insurgent attacks.

An activist based in Nguru, who is working to get justice for the family of the victim (name withheld), said people in the town are outraged after they saw the perpetrator of the crime, Danladi Naira, walking freely in town. 

Describing how the alleged rapist was nabbed, he said, “The rapist always picks the girl on her way to Islamiyya and rape her. 

“One day she was crying and her mother decided to give her a bath. It was during the bath that the mother of the victim discovered semen and blood on her private part.

"The victim told her mum how she was raped several times and the person responsible was traced."

Shortly after arresting Danladi Naira, the police released him to go, causing emotional trauma for the victim and her family.

"With a medical report from the hospital, the case was taken to the Nguru Police Station. From there, the rapist was taken to Damaturu Police CID.

"But on Sunday, mother of the victim called me while in tears telling me that the rapist of her daughter had been set free by the police.”

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