Governor of Gombe, Ibrahim Dankwambo has decried the rising cases of rape in the state.
Dankwambo, on Tuesday called for concerted efforts to tackle the menace when he received the state’s chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).
The governor said that he had directed heads of security agencies to deploy sufficient personnel to girls boarding schools across the state to ensure their safety.
“Cases of rape are on the rise in Gombe; in the last three weeks, an average of two cases were recorded everyday.
“The government alone cannot not correct the ills of the society.We urge the women lawyers, as mothers, to partner with government toward a better society.
“However,the security of children in schools are guaranteed; parents should feel free to send their children and wards to boarding schools,” Dankwanbo said.