Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged security operatives to thoroughly investigate the reported gang rape of a teenage girl by four young men in Obi Local Government Area of the State.
The governor, who condemned the incident, described it as barbaric, dehumanizing and unfortunate, according to a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase.
He stressed that the arrest and prosecution of the culprits will serve as deterrent to persons who engage in the defilement of minors and other crimes.
The governor charged the Chairman of Obi Local Government and traditional rulers from the area to collaborate with security agencies to fish out the rape suspects and bring them to justice.
He encouraged parents and guardians to closely monitor the movement of their children and report any case of rape to security operatives.