Fatimah Abu, the final year student of the department of Nursing, College of Medicine who was raped and bathed with chemical is currently receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UNIMAID), Gwange.
It was gathered that the 24-year-old had boarded a tricycle at her school’s park on Friday en route her residence when she was abducted by the men. The robbers allegedly took turns to rape her in a bush and afterwards poured chemicals on her body.
The chemicals reportedly caused blisters and burns on different parts of her skin. The victim upon being admitted to the hospital gave her statement that after the incident, she beckoned on a tricycle rider who took her to the Dandal Police Station. The police then rushed her to the state specialist hospital.
According to her statement, she said she went to a bank for a transaction and after she was done, she came out and boarded a tricycle. She explained that there were two other passengers in the tricycle and she sat in their middle.
She said along the way, one of them came down, remaining her and another passenger. She said suddenly, the passenger brought out a handkerchief which he started waiving. She said she suddenly lost consciousness. According to her, she was s3xually assaulted. She found herself around a railway line and she managed to get a Keke Napep which took her to the Dandal Police Station.
The UNIMAID Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ahmed, said he was aware of the incident. He noted that he could not comment because the incident happened outside the school.
Damian Chukwu, The state Commissioner of Police, stated that acid was not poured on the victim. He assured that the operatives of the police command are on the trail for the suspects.