The body of a 6-year old girl has been recovered from a mosque in Kaduna state after being reportedly raped to death.
The disheartening incident occurred on Friday and the corpse of six years old Khadijah Ya’u was found in a mosque at New Road, Kurmi Mashi, Kaduna State.
Her parents were persuaded before they allowed the corpse to be taken to a specialist hospital for examination.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige said though no arrest has made in connection to the crime, police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi division of the Command have launched an investigation into it.
“Yes, the case was reported at Kurmi Mashi division on Friday. Our men in that division received a call from the people in the community in Kurmi Mashi that they saw a dead body lying in the mosque.
“With the lockdown, they have not been opening mosques except for Friday prayers. They discovered the dead body around 3:20 close to a prayer time.
“An investigation into the matter has commenced. No arrest made so far. But police detectives attached to Kurmi Mashi are seriously working on the issue. So, if there is an arrest, I will keep you posted.”