A 38-year-old woman, Hauwa Adamu, who allegedly burnt the private parts of her seven-year-old stepdaughter has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno.
NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, ho revealed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Maiduguri, adding that the woman was arrested in Moduganari area of Maiduguri.
Ibrahim said the evil stepmother carried out the wicked act as punishment on the minor, over what she called disobedience.
According to him, preliminary investigations indicated that the suspect subjected the girl, who was put in her care after her parent’s separation, to different forms of abuse.
It was further revealed that the case has been transferred to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, for further investigation and action.