Police authorities in Jigawa State arrested eleven men for raping a 12-year-old girl.
State police command spokesman Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident, said it occurred in Limawa Quarters, in the local government area of Dutse, in the state of Jigawa.
The suspects were arrested after the 12-year-old narrated that they raped her on different occasions.
Jinjiri explained that the arrest was made after police in the area received a report that a 57-year-old man was seen in the Limawa market trying to lure the 12-year-old girl into having sex with her.
“A rape case is being investigated at the state CID in Dutse. The Police received a complaint that a 57-year-old Alhaji Zuwai from the village of Ma'ai, Dutse LGA, was seen at the Limawa market trying to attract a Farshina Ibrahim 'F' # 39; 12 years old from the same address to have sex with her.
"In the course of the interrogation, the girl opened up and mentioned eleven people who had sex with her several times on different occasions," Jinjiri revealed in a press release released on Sunday.
The police spokesman said most of the suspects had confessed to the crime and the investigation is ongoing.