Dr. Abdulmumini Kabiru Usman, the Emir of Katsina, on Saturday, decried the spate of rape cases in the state and called for the collaboration of community leaders and eminent personalities in the state to curb the menace.
Independence reports that the monarch also frowned at the increasing surge in use of dangerous and hard drugs and peddling amongst youths in the state.
He hinted this during the turbanning ceremony of Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada, Speaker of the state Assembly as Garkuwan-Katsina, and other illustrious sons of the state.
According to the Emir, “the issue of rape has become a major problem in the state. This thing happens every day and police cannot be everywhere.
“This is where the role of eminent personalities comes in. You have to take this message to the people, enlighten them and educate them on the inherent dangers of the menace”.
Dr. Usman, urged parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children in the state and desist from sending them on errands at odd hours.
“As parents, we have to monitor the movement of our children because they are vulnerable and can be easily deceived by some unscrupulous elements who may want to take advantage of them and dehumanize them, especially the young girls”, the Emir added.
Dr. Usman, however, applauded security agencies for bringing down the wave of crime in the state, urging them to put in more efforts in order to avert the threat in the state.