Not less than 42 rape reports have been investigated in Kano between January and May 2020, 33.3 percent of which occurred in uncompleted buildings.
Abdullahi Haruna, the public relations officer (PRO) of the Kano police command, made this known in an interview with Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Thursday.
The Police PRO divulged that the suspects had been charged to courts in the state.
He revealed that statistical analysis of the rape cases indicated that 33.3 percent of the rape incidents were committed in uncompleted buildings, while 17.7 percent happened in farmlands.
“15.6 percent in shops; 15.6 percent at the suspects’ residences and 8.9 percent in schools, while 6.7 percent and 2.2 percent of the cases were committed at the victims’ residences and market places, respectively,” Haruna said.
“The police is dealing with all reported rape and gender-based violence (GBV) cases in the state.”
Hakuna, however, stated that the number of rape cases had declined as against what was recorded within the same period last year.
He implored the people of the state to always report cases of harassment and other forms of abuse to the police, adding that the police is committed to combating the menace.
“Keeping quiet without reporting rape cases will encourage the perpetrators to further commit the crime,” he said.
“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.”