The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested four suspected rapists in connection with the gang-raping of a 19-year-old girl in Minna, Niger state.
The suspects are Muhammed Sirajo, 21; Shafi Muhammed, 19; Muhammed Abubakar, 19, and Musa Ilya, 16.
They were arrested in the Barakin Sale area of Minna by operatives of the operatives.
It was learnt that one of the suspects had proposed to the girl but she declined, which reportedly infuriated the gang.
PUNCH reported on Tuesday that the gang reportedly ambushed the girl while on her way home.
The case was later reported to the NSCDC, leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Phillip Ayuba, the NSCDC state Commandant, confirmed the arrest, noting that the suspects had confessed to the crime, and they had been handed over to the state Ministry of Justice for prosecution.