96 Suspected Rapists Arrested Within 2 Months In Kano

The Kano State police command, Public Relations Officer(PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, on Tuesday revealed that 96 suspected rapists have been arrested from April till date. 77 of the suspects had been charged to court, while eight cases were under investigation.

Majiya gave the average age of the suspects to be from 75 to 23.

“It is disheartening to note that from April to date we have recorded 85 incidents of rape and other related offences. “A total number of 96 suspects were arrested and 77 cases have already been charged to court for Prosecution”.

Majiya expressed regret that indecency and unnatural offences have been on the increase in the state. He said the Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, has made it a priority to ensure that all such cases were thoroughly investigated and prosecuted. The PPRO assured the public that the police would continue to apprehend all suspects involved in crimes.

He urged parents and guardians to monitor the movement and behaviour of their children, so as to keep them away from criminal activities. Majiya appealed to religious leaders to collaborate with the command in sensitising the youth on the need to shun evil acts.

He further called on traditional rulers, community leaders and other well-meaning residents of the state to join hands with security agencies to fight crime in their communities.

Revenue Generation Drive: Kano State Govt To Tap From Culture Potentials – Gov. Ganduje

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has hinted that as part of efforts to ensure sustainableeconomic growth and development of the state, his administration intends to exploit Kano’s hitherto untapped culture and tradition potentials.
“The State Government will continue to work with stakeholders in this sector so as to tap the inexhaustible economic resources that can be found in the culture and tradition industry”, he stated.
He made the assertion in a speech during the opening of an Arts, Crafts and Food Exhibition, in commemoration of the state golden jubilee, at Gidan Dan Hausa, the state History and Culture Bureau.
The governor noted that apart from been the centre of commerce, Kano was also proud to be one of the leading states that uphold indigenous culture and tradition.
“So many successes of our cultural troupes at both national and international competitions can bear testimony to this with the most recent one at the Africa Drum Festival where our contingent came first” he enthused.
Thus, Gov. Ganduje described the exhibition as window to showcase the state’s rich cultural heritage including Arts and Crafts, adding “it is also educative in the sense that it will show how our craftsmen make tools such as farm implements, dying, horse regalia, weaving, and different types of traditional food that are highly nutritious”.
The governor later inspected exhibited Hausa snacks like bakilawa, dubulam, gireba, algaragis, alkaki, dakuwa among others are light foods, which are traditionally given out as a mark of generosity and friendship.
Also on display were varieties of leather which are traded in North Africa, Europe etc, and wrongly regarded by Europeans to have originated from Morocco.
The governor took time to admire pictures of past and current leaders both military and elected ones together with their cabinet members and a brief of their modest contributions to the development of the state.

Girl Found Hanging From A Tree in The North

This is a very sad new about this young girl who was probably forced into marriage, the picture of a young girl who was found hanging from a tree has hit the internet and has stirred controversy. The picture was shared on Facebook by Sirrinsu media, who claim the girl had been forced into an early marriage. It is assumed that the girl may have killed herself out of frustration.

This was written on the post:

“Marriage problem is compulsory. A teenager has killed herself as she committed suicide after being forced into a marriage she never wanted. The forceful marriage made compulsory, taking life, that should not be, the youths seek ease. may God protect us from happenings like this”.