The Kano State Police Command has said that it has recorded no fewer than 42 rape cases between January and May.
This was just as the command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed this, disclosed that the number of cases dropped with 14 cases as against what was recorded within the same period last year.
According to him, the perpetrators of the crime mostly carried out their atrocities in uncompleted buildings.
His words: “We recorded 42 rape cases in the state between January till date. When you compare it with what was recorded in 2019 first half (January to June) which was 56 cases. It reduced with 14 cases.”
He further said that: “The cases indicated that 33.3 per cent of the rape incidents were committed in uncompleted buildings, 17.7 per cent at farmlands while 15.6 per cent were carried out in shops and suspects residents respectively.
“Similarly, about 8.9 per cent were carried out in schools, 6.7 per cent in the victims’ residents and 2.2 per cent at market places.
“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. The Command is committed to address the ugly menace,” DSP Haruna said.
He also called residents in the state to report cases of molestation and other forms of abuse to the police as keeping quiet without reporting cases will encourage the perpetrators to further commit similar crimes in the society.