Family seeks justice as criminals gang-rape, kill teenager in Taraba


An 18-year-old girl has been reportedly raped and killed by yet to be identified criminal gangs in Taraba State.

The name of the victim was given as Wassa Joel Tuwa.

A family source, Ayuba Solomon Bissa, who spoke  in Jalingo, the State capital, said the victim who hailed from Yorro Local Government Council of the State was gang-raped and murdered behind a mountain located in the State capital.

The victim, who according to Ayuba, left her family house in Jalingo to Lankaviri village last Saturday, was allegedly raped and subsequently killed by unknown persons.

The family source said, “my younger sister (Wassa), left our family house here along Bishop’s Coat Road, Jalingo, to the village in Lankavirir on Saturday where the murderers met her.”

Her remains, according to him, were discovered by a little boy.

“We did not see her until Sunday morning when a little boy who was hawking firewood discovered her dead body by the roadside and ran back to inform our parents of what he saw.

“Residents moved to the scene and discovered the lifeless body of my younger sister, Wassa.

“Following security advice, her corpse was later evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo.

“A doctor on duty confirmed to us that the victim was gang-raped before she was killed,” he lamented.

The family pleaded with security agencies to fish out those behind the brutal killing of the victim.

As of the time of filing this report, the police are yet to issue a statement on the incident.

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