The police in Plateau State said they have recorded 19 rape cases in the state from February to date.
The Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, disclosed this while addressing a news briefing on Friday in Jos.
Mr Adie, who lamented the increasing spate of rape in the state, said 24 suspects were charged to court in line with the various cases.
“It is regrettable to note that the command is witnessing an increase in cases of rape in the state.
“Between February and now, we recorded 19 rape cases involving 24 suspects.
“We have since concluded investigations and charged the suspects to court,” he said.
The commissioner called on parents to give more attention to the movements of their female children so as not to allow them fall prey to activities of criminally-minded youths.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the command had in January arrested three youths for allegedly gang-raping a 14-year-old girl at Angwan Rogo in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.