The Kano State Police Command said it had arraigned 57 suspected rapists who defiled more than 57 minors in the last three weeks.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Muhammad Katsina, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.
Katsina said the suspects were apprehended within the last three weeks across the state.
He said most of the victims were between the ages of two and seven.
He also said that some of the victims had already been infected with HIV/Aids, while others were still receiving treatment at the hospital as a result of various degrees of canal injuries.
“One of the suspects was found to have defiled 10 boys in an area in Kano metropolis, while some were found to have infected their victims with HIV/AIDS,“ he said.
He blamed the high rate of rape, lesbianism and sodomy cases in the state to lukewarm attitude of parents who did not care about the proper upbringing of their wards.
The commissioner said that the police would ensure that such suspects were prosecuted appropriately so as to serve as deterrent to others.
He called on parents to ensure proper upbringing of their children in order to be useful members of the society.
NAN reports that the suspects were arraigned at Magistrate Courts 18 and 6 located at Norman’s Land in Kano metropolis.