The Yobe State Police Command has raised an alarm over rising cases of rape in the state.
The Yobe State Police Command in a press release over the weekend by its Public Relations Officer, Dungus Abdulkareem, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said rape cases have witnessed a slight increase in December, last year.
In its efforts to curb crime and criminality in the State, it has been observed that rape cases recorded a slight increase.
In the last month of year 2020, Yobe State Police Command recorded more than nine cases of rape in different Divisional Police Headquarters across the State.
He said on 26th December, 2020 at about 1630hrs detectives from Geidam Divisional Police Headquarters arrested one Mal. Bako Umaru 35 years old of Hausari ward, who raped an 11 year old girl, she suffered serious major injuries.
Similarly, on 25thDecember, 2020 at about 1100hrs detectives from Yindiski Divisional Police Headquarters apprehended one Musa Mohammed 25 years old, and Mohammed Dahiru 27 years old and one Adamu Saidu 46 years old all of Potiskum local government area.
The trio were arrested having gang raped a 13 year old girl.
In another development, on 26th November, 2020 at about 1300hrs one Mohammed Alh. Jagere 27 years old was apprehended by Gashua Divisional Police Headquarters for intruding into a house with the intent to rob the inhabitants but rather, the culprit raped a nursing mother who was recuperating from child birth.
Abdulkareem however said rape cases seem to be taking a new dimension in the State, Yobe Sate Police Command has equally committed more resources in the fight against such heinous crimes and this cannot be achieve without the support and cooperation of the communities.