The discovery of the corpse of a nine-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in a Rivers State community has thrown the area into confusion.
The people of Elele Community in Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers State, were thrown into a state of mourning, weeping an sorrow after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped to death by yet unidentified men on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
According to residents, the young girl identified as Miracle, was abducted on her from an errand she was sent by her mother the day before and her corpse was found the next day.
It was gathered that the girl's mother had sent her to buy some food stuffs for her within the busy Elele Roundabout, but she never returned and after waiting endlessly, the worried mother had to raise the alarm and ran into their streets calling for help in case if anyone might have seen her.
Even a search party that was organised that night could not locate her until her lifeless body was discovered in the morning of Thursday, January 14, within the vicinity of her family house, with blood all over her nose, mouth and private part.
Some residents in the area are insinuating that the girl might have been used for ritual as it was found out that her elder brother belongs to a cult group and has been in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad since last December last year, while other think her brutal rape and murder may be connected to a revenge by a rival cult group.