The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed that gunmen have attacked Nuku village in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman of Kwara Command of the corps, Babawale Afolabi, and made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday.
Mr Afolabi said that the gunmen abducted two minors of the same family and injured the head of the family and one other person with machete.
He said that the abducted girls were later released after the abductors raped them.
“In the early hours of November 3, some yet to be identified gunmen invaded Alhaji Hassan Yunusa’s settlement, at Nuku village in Kaiama.
“Investigation revealed that the assailants were actually looking for money, as they ransacked the whole place and could not find anything.
“They attacked Alhaji Yunusa and Woru Yunusa with multiple machete wounds and went away with two girls, but later released them few hours later.
“It was discovered that the abductors had canal knowledge of the innocent girls,” he said.
The spokesman said that the two victims were receiving medical treatment at a medical facility and series of medical tests were carried out on them.
He said that security operatives “had started investigation to apprehend the evil men for prosecution to seve as a deterrent”. (NAN)