By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Police Operatives in Bauchi have swung into action to apprehend a gang of hardened young boys who took to cruelly inflicting violent treatment on young girls in Bauchi metropolis and its environs.
The gang members were said to have cruelly inflicted severe pains and violent treatment on some group of young ladies in their late teens and early twenties, police public relations officer of the Bauchi Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said.
The PPRO in a statement in Bauchi this morning said the command attention 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 pains and violent treatment on some young ladies.
According to the police spokesman, 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.
SP Ahmed Wakil explained that the gangsters also demeaned the ladies by using razor blade to cut off their hair while using vulgar words to further harass them, saying “Such open violation of human dignity is not only alarming, but an act that amounts to gender based violence”.
He said that the command sympathizes with the victims of the unfortunate incidence, explaining that the victims have been invited to give vital information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the dastardly acts.
Wakil assured, “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 ethical and standard procedure to the full extent of the law”, PPRO concluded.