According to the Police in Kano State, on December 4 2021, at about 8.30, a report was received from a resident of Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA,, that one Hanifa Abubakar, ‘f’, aged 5, was kidnapped and a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00) was demanded.
On receipt of the report, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, met with heads of Security Agencies in the State, and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to arrest the culprits.
Sustained efforts led to the arrest of one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, ‘m’, aged 30 of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarwa LGA, Kano State and one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, aged 37 of same address by a team of the Department of State Service, (DSS) Kano State.
On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that, the victim, Hanifa is his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her and took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00). On December 18, 2021, having realized that the victim recognized him, he poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, ‘m’, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.
The suspects led a combined Team of Operatives of the DSS Kano State, Kano State Police Command’s Medical Team and a Team of Operation Puff Adder to the scene. The body was exhumed and taken to the Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialists Hospital Kano, examined, confirmed dead by a medical doctor and released to the relatives for burial.
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📸: Nigeria Police Radio