An 18-year-old identified as Miss Wassa Joel Tuwa from Yoro local government area of Taraba state was raped to death by unidentified persons in a bush path along Rankaviri village close to Jalingo, Taraba state capital.
A Family source, Mr. Ayuba Solomon Bissa told our correspondent that miss Tuwa was gang-raped and killed while her body was thrown behind a rock near Jalingo.
According to Ayuba, the deceased left her family house in Jalingo to Lankavirir, a nearby village on Saturday evening. She followed through a small market road around Lankaviri to make her journey shorter where she was raped to death.
He also disclosed that medical autopsy revealed that the victim was gang-raped before she was eventually killed.
“My younger sister (Wassa), left our family house here along Bishop’s Coat in Jalingo to the village in Lankavirir on Saturday, she could not reach to village nor return to Jalingo.
“Until Sunday morning when a little boy who was hawking firewood discovered her dead body by the road side and ran back to inform his parents of what he saw. Both the boy’s parents and other residents moved to the scene and discovered her lifeless body beside the road close to one mountain.
“We did not touch her body, we invited the security personnel operating in the area to see and advice on what to do. The security men comprised of military and the police, came and advised us to conveyed the corpse to the mortuary and allow for security investigation.
“We took the corpse to Federal medical center Jalingo and the doctor after conducting the needed test, he confirmed to us that the victim was gang-rape raped before she was killed.
“I wish to appeal to the security operatives to deep their investigation so that the perpetrators would be brought to justice,“ Ayuba narrated.
When contacted for confirmation, the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO Taraba state command Usman Abubakar said the command was yet to get details of the incident.D