Kano --------------The Kano State Police Command has said that it recorded 42 rape cases in the state between January and May.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made this known in an interview with newsmen Thursday in Kano.
Haruna said that the command investigated 42 alleged rape cases within the period, pointing out that the suspects had been charged to various courts in the state.
According to Haruna statistical analysis of the cases indicated that 33.3 per cent of the rape incidents were committed in uncompleted buildings and 17.7 per cent at farmlands.
“15.6 per cent in shops; 15.6 per cent at the suspects’ residents and 8.9 per cent in schools, while 6.7 per cent and 2.2 per cent of the cases were committed at the victims’ residents and market places, respectively.
“The police is dealing with all reported rape and Gender Based Violence, GBV, cases in the state.
"Keeping quite without reporting rape cases will encourage the perpetrators to further commit the crime.
“Our doors are open for advice; in this era of community policing, the Command incorporates community problem solving approach in handling issues in the state.”
Haruna noted that the number of rape cases had drastically dropped as against what was recorded within the same period last year.
While calling on the residents of the state to report cases of molestation and other forms of abuse to the police, Haruna reiterated the commitment of the command to address the menace.