A man in Nigeria has been arrested in for allegedly raping 40 women over the period of a year.

The man was arrested on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

According to police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna, a mother in Dangora, Kano, caught the man in her children’s bedroom, the man attempted to run away but neighbours chased and caught him.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna while confirming the arrest of the suspect said; “Police on Tuesday arrested 32-year-old Muhammad Alfa in Kwanar Dangora, an outskirt of Kano.

“During interrogation, the man confessed to have raped more than 40 female in a year, including girls, married women, as well as an 80-year-old.”

The chief of the town, Ahmadu Yau, said the arrest is a welcome development, and the police also further revealed that there are spate of rapes including attacks on children as young as 10 years old.

Residents told the BBC that they had lived the last year in fear, even in their own homes, because they had heard that a serial rapist was climbing fences and raping women indoors.

“We can now sleep with our eyes closed,” one woman told the BBC.

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