Police Command in Bauchi has launched an investigation into a viral video clip depicting torture scenes on a group of young girls in the state.
Our correspondent had seen the video of the girls numbering 10, confined in an uncompleted building in the city centre and were severely brutalized and harassed one after the other by a gang of young boys.
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The Command’s Public Relation Officer, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a statement on Monday in Bauchi, said: “The attention of the Bauchi State Police Command has been drawn to a viral multimedia clip (audio and video) of a torture scene in which a gang of hardened young boys were seen cruelly inflicting severe pain and violent treatment on some group of young ladies in their late teens and early twenties.”
Wakil explained that; “the video shows the syndicate gang confining the group of captured ladies numbering about ten of them to an unkempt and uncompleted building as they brutally and oppressively beat the girls with intensive strokes of the whip.
“They further demeaned the ladies by using a razor blade to cut off their hair while using vulgar words to further harass them.”
Wakil explained that Bauchi Police Command sympathizes with the victims of the unfortunate incidence, we would like to place on record that the victims have since been invited to give vital information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators, saying, such open violation of human dignity is not only alarming but an act that amounts to gender-based violence.
“Our men have swung into action, investigations have earnestly commenced and the syndicate gang involved will be apprehended and arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction.
“Every woman has the right to live in dignity free of fear, coercion, violence and discrimination and we will ensure that the Bauchi State Police Command enforces this right within the ethical and standard procedure to the full extents of the law,” he said.