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Niger Govt to sponsor surgery of rape victim

The Director General of the state Child Rights Protection Agency, Mrs Mairam Kolo, says the Niger state Government will sponsor the surgery of a 10-year-old boy victim of homosexuality at Minna General Hospital.

Mrs Kolo said in Minna that the boy needed immediate Adrenal surgery, alongside three other boys who were sexually abused by a 50-year-old man in Wushishi Local Government Area of the state.

The Director General said that the suspect who is currently under police custody, lured the boys into his room one after the other and had anal sex with them.

She said that medical examination on the victims showed that one of them needed immediate surgery on the anus and had been experiencing stomach pains.

Mrs Kolo noted that other victims would undergo counselling after which they would be enrolled in school to acquire formal education.

She said the increasing rate at which children were being defiled was becoming alarming and urged parents to monitor the movements of their children and people they leave their wards with.

She urged parents and guardians whose children were abused to always report to the appropriate authority for the perpetrators of the crime to be punished.

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