Wednesday, October 2, 2019

NSCDC arrests housewife for burning 7-year-old step-daughter’s private part

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno have arrested a 38-year-old woman, Hauwa Adamu, who allegedly flaming charcoal to burn the private parts of her seven-year-old stepdaughter.

NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, told a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Maiduguri that the woman was arrested in Moduganari area of Maiduguri.

Ibrahim revealed that Adamu allegedly meted out horrible acts of punishment on the minor, over what she called disobedience. He mentioned that the case was reported to the command by good Samaritans.

According to him, preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect subjected the girl to different forms of abuse. Ibrahim said that the girl was put under the suspect’s care sequel to the separation of her parents.

He added that the case had been transferred to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for further investigation and action.


  1. Sometimes I wonder what this wicked and heartless guardian and stepmothers gain by maltreating children they are suppose to love and protect. May God heal the young child physically and emotionally