The Commissioner of Police in Yobe State, Garba Haruna has called on his officers to checkmate the rise of rape cases in the state.
Haruna raised the alarm on Wednesday while addressing journalists in the state capital, Damaturu.
He said that the rape cases in the state have gone up astronomically, even higher than culpable homicide and armed robbery with Potiskum and Gashu’a towns as the epicentre of the crime.
“What we intend to do to stem the tide; is to sensitize members of the public about the dangers and negative consequences of rape”, he said.
“We also need to tell the offenders, the inappropriateness of their characters and that is why most of the times when they (rapists) are arrested and brought here, we don’t joke with cases of rape. We get remand warrants and remand them in correctional facilities and courts in the state are also assisting with that”, he added.