A final year student of the Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Fatimah Abu, is battling for her life at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Gwange.

She was reportedly robbed, raped and bathed with chemicals by suspected robbers.

The 24-year-old had boarded a commercial tricycle at her school’s park on Friday en route her residence when she was abducted.

The two robbers allegedly took turns to rape her in a bush and poured chemicals on her body.

The chemicals reportedly caused blisters and burns on parts of her skin.

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The victim’s purse, containing her phone and some money, was taken away by the suspects, who dumped her by the roadside.

The victim, upon regaining consciousness, reportedly flagged down a tricycle rider, who took her to the Dandal Police Station.

The police then rushed her to the state specialist hospital, Maiduguri.

The victim’s friend, Musa Alkali, said she could not identify her assailants.

He claimed that the victim was bathed with acid.

The UNIMAID Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Ahmed, said he was aware of the incident, adding that he could not comment because the incident happened off campus.

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