Nigerian Army dismisses soldier, Private Akhigbe Tijjani who raped a girl in front of her parents in Yobe

Police in Yobe has paraded a solder Private Akhigbe Tijjani, attached to 27 Taskforce Brigade who raped a young girl in front of her parents in Buni Yadi and bashed her brother in the head with pestle after he refused to be forced to have sex with his sibling.

Police spokesman ASP Abdulmalik Abdulhafiz said Tijjani forced the girl’s brother to have sex with his sister.“When the boy refused, Tijjani used a pestle and hit him in the head,” Abdulhafiz said.

A colleague on the cordon-and-search operation reported Tijjani to the military, prompting his courtmartial and dismissal.