A 30-year-old teacher has been arrested by the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) for sexually molesting a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Zamfara state.

NSCDC spokesman Ikor Oche said suspect Mukaila Abdurazak, who had been teaching the girl both at school and at home, had been talking advantage of the girl for the past three years.

Oche said the suspect confessed his crime during the investigation and would be charged in court.

The NSCDC of Zamfara advises parents and guardians to be vigilant and watch out for people who leave their children/wards, especially those who disguise themselves as teachers.