Remains of missing 16-year-old girl found inside well in Jigawa

The corpse of a 16-year-old girl was dumped inside a well in the Ringim Local Government of Jigawa State.

A relative of the victim, who spoke under anonymity, told DAILY POST that the incident happened at Beguwa village last Saturday.

He said the deceased was first declared missing before her body was discovered on Wednesday, four days after the incident, when some farmers on their way to the farm perceived some bad smell.

He said with the help of the fire service, security personnel, and good samaritans, the body was evacuated and buried by Islamic rights.

He alleged that the deceased was gang-raped by her boyfriend and his friends, who dumped her body inside a well on the outskirts of the village.

He, therefore, called on the Jigawa State Government and civil society organizations to monitor the situation and ensure justice is done.

Police Public Relations of the state command, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST.

He said police received a report that the missing girl’s body was discovered in a well on the outskirts of Beguwa village in Ringim.

He said the investigation led to the arrest of the prime suspect, who was earlier seen with the deceased at a wedding before she was declared missing.

Shiisu said the case is still under investigation and will provide details of the incident later.

Reacting to allegations raised over plans to carpet the case by some individuals, a civil society organization centred around Gender-based Violence and other human rights abuses, coordinated by Maryam Ibrahim and Zainab Salisu, vowed to follow up the case to a local conclusion.

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