By Ella Makondo
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged security operatives in the state to thoroughly investigate the reported gang rape of a teenage girl by four young men in Obi Local Government Area of the State.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the Governor’s chief press secretary , Mr. Terver Akase, said that the Governor condemned the incident and described it as barbaric, dehumanising and unfortunate.
The statement 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.
It 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.
The state encouraged parents and guardians to closely monitor the movement of their children and report any case of rape to security operatives.