Addressing reporters after the court proceedings, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Musa Katsina, said most of the victims were receiving treatment in undisclosed hospitals across the state.
Most of the victims are said to be boys and girls below the age of 10.
According to the Police, some of the victims were gang-raped by men old enough to be their grandparents. Three of the victims tested HIV positive while several others are being treated of various Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Although most of the suspects denied any involvement in rape, the court ordered that they should be remanded, pending the outcome of further investigations.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner, who said there would be no going back on his campaign against rapists, also called on parents to remain vigilant and ensure they know the whereabouts of their children at all time.
The command therefore urged members of the community not to hesitate in reporting any case of rape or child abuse to the nearest Police Station, as protection of children’s right is non-negotiable. He reminded them that the protection of children had become a collective responsibility of all.