The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno has arrested
a 38-year-old woman, Hauwa Adamu, who allegedly used flaming charcoal to
burn the private parts of her seven-year-old step-daughter.
NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, told a correspondent of the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Maiduguri that the woman
was arrested in Moduganari area of city.
He said that the case was reported to the command by good Samaritans.
Ibrahim revealed that Adamu allegedly meted out the horrible acts of
punishment on the minor, over what she called disobedience.
According to him, preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect
subjected the girl to different forms of abuse.
Ibrahim said that the girl was put under the suspect’s care sequel to the
separation of her parents.
He added that the case had been transferred to the National Agency for the
Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, for further investigation and action.