The Police Command in Kano State, said it has recorded 42 rape cases in the state between January and May.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made the disclosure in Kano.
Haruna said the command investigated 42 alleged rape cases within the period, adding that the suspects had been charged to courts in the state.
He said 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.
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.