The Jigawa Police Command of the Nigerian police has arrested a 60-year old woman with 12 young girls in Kazaure Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Usman Tilli, made the announcement on Thursday in Dutse while parading the suspect and her victims before journalists.
He said the suspect, who gave her name as Ladi Dahiru, was nabbed on Tuesday with 12 young girls below the age of 13 in Kazaure by policemen attached to Safer Highway Patrol.
He said the suspect claimed to have taken the girls from their various villages to attend Islamiyya Schools in Kabala Doki, Kaduna State.
Mr. Tilli said some of the children were from Jigawa State, while others were from Falle Village in Kunchi Local Government Area of Kano State.
“Based on our investigation, the parents of the victims whose ages range from nine to 12 years handed over their daughters to the suspect with the believe that they were going to Islamiya School in Kaduna.
“But further investigation revealed that the suspect only had a room and parlour in Kaduna where she used the young girls for dubious act,” he said.
The police boss said the suspect would be handed over to the appropriate agency for prosecution after conclusion of investigation into the case.