The Bauchi Police Command have arrested two vigilantes suspected of raping a housewife at gunpoint in Dogon-ruwa village, Ningi Local Government Area of the state.
SP Ahmed Wakil, the state police spokesman, confirmed the arrests in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said the Ningi Police Division was alerted by the husband of the woman about the incident.
Mr Wakil said that the two suspects, Lawali Sule and Babangida Shehu, both members of the vigilance group in Dogon-ruwa village, were later arrested by detectives.
He said another suspect, Mato Yohannah, 27, who sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl in Jimbin village, Ganjuwa Local Government Area, was also arrested.
According to reports, at about 2 a.m. on August 25th, the two suspects conspired among themselves and stormed the woman’s matrimonial home armed with Dane guns.
They asked if her husband was at home at the time, threatened her with the guns, and had carnal knowledge of her.
However, Mr Wakil said that the victim was evacuated to General Hospital Ningi for medical examination, where it was confirmed that there was penetration.
Meanwhile, during the investigation, the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime, and two guns were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.