The Bauchi State Government has condemned the removal of the private part of a six-year old child in the Jamaare Local Government Area of the state, vowing that the victim would get justice.
Recall that the Bauchi State Police Command in a statement by its spokesman, DSP Ahmed Wakil, had disclosed that a 20-year old man was arrested for allegedly cutting off the private part of the six-year old child for suspected ritual purposes.
However, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulrazaq Zaki, who represented Governor Bala Mohammed during a sympathy visit to the family of the victim in Jama’are, said the incident was unacceptable and unfortunate.
Zaki said, “Governor Bala Mohammed is deeply touched by this negative act and we are here on his behalf to sympathise with the parents and to assure them that, government will take care of her treatment.
“The government will take a sound measure against the perpetrators of this act to serve as a deterrent to.
The state Commissioner of Women Affairs and Child Development, Hajara Gidado said the governor’s wife, Hajiya Aisha Mohammed, had constituted a committee to serve as a legal adviser for the victim.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, said the victim required plastic surgery.
At the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, where the victim is, Zaki made a donation of N1m cash, adding that the government would take care of her treatment.