From Ibrahim Ismail, Kano
Kano state police command has arrested suspected rapist gang and other sexual assaults from within and neighboring of the metropolitan of the state, the Police public relation officer of the state command DSP Magaji Musa Majia who disclosed this at press briefing at police headquarter in Kano.
From August 1 to date, said about 34 cases were recorded which in essence is translating to an alarming situation if efforts are not multiplied against it. In the light of this ugly development, it is necessary for us to call on the general public especially parents, guardians, teachers and other stakeholders to take firm stand on the general activities of their wards who always turn out to be victims of such dastardly acts.
Offences in relation to child abuse are on the incur as despite multiple efforts by the Police Command, sister security Agencies, NGOs and relevant Stakeholders It is alarming to see the persistent cases of rape, incest and unnatural offences clamoring up to an unprecedented level.
It is unimaginable to see a father taking advantage of his biological daughter in the absence of her mother. Such instances are where one Nuruddeen Abubakar 40 years old of Unguwa Uku Quarters Kano who found to have raped his biological 14 years old daughter who survived three abortions from him.
In addition, one Musbahu Ibrahim 25 yrs old of Zangon Marikita Quarters has arrested for severally raping his cousin sister.
In another related matter, one (Pastor) Samuel John of No. 26 Whether-head, Sabon Gari Kano was arrested for raping 13 years old twin sisters and their 11 years younger one. Also, one Dahiru Haruna and Hamza Lawan all of Sheka Quarters Kano conspired and act in an unnatural manner against their 9 years old male victim. All the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime.
From the 34 cases recorded, 35 suspects were arrest while 36 victims aged between 5-13 years are involved. Presently, about 15 pending cases of sexual assault have transferred to SCIID for discreet investigation from various divisions.
The Command finally wishes to appeal to all and sundry to put hands together and fight rape, incest, unlawful offence and other heinous crimes evolving in the society also urges members of the community especially neighbors’ and relations to enjoined to keenly and closely look into their neighborhood with a view to detect any unruly behavior. This is because, the attitudes of some parents, relations and family friends is turning out to be shocking.
From Ibrahim Ismail, Kano