How school teacher kidnapped and killed 5-year-old girl in Kano State

How school teacher kidnapped and killed 5-year-old girl in Kano State
How school teacher kidnapped and killed 5-year-old girl in Kano State

How school teacher kidnapped and killed 5-year-old girl in Kano State.

Abdulmalik Tanko, the owner of Noble Kids School, a private school in Kano, has been arrested by police for kidnapping and killing Hanifa Abubakar, a 5-year-old student at the school.

According to family reports, he was one of the first persons to come to her parents’ aid after her kidnapping on December 4, 2021.

Suraj Sulaiman, the girl’s uncle, claimed, “He was full of sorrow when he visited the family to console them over the abduction.”

According to a police statement released on Thursday, Abdulmalik Tanko, a school teacher, was the one who kidnapped and killed her.

“Sometimes on the 04/12/2021 at approximately 2030hrs, a report was received from a resident of Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State, that one Hanifa Abubakar, ‘f’, aged 5 years old, was kidnapped and a ransom of Six Million Naira (N6,000,000.00) was sought,” police said in a statement.

Following receipt of the report, CP Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko, fsi, Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, met with heads of security agencies in the state, re-strategized for effective service delivery, and raised a team of Operation Puff Adder led by SP Shehu Dahiru to apprehend the perpetrators.

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“A detective team of the Department of State Service (DSS) Kano State arrested one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko,’m’, aged 30 years old, of Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State, and one Hashim Isyaku,’m’, aged 37 years old, of the same address after sustained efforts and prolonged follow-up.”

“During the course of the investigation, Abdulmalik admitted that the victim, Hanifa, is his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her and transported her to his house, where he contacted her relatives and demanded a six-million-naira ransom (N6,000,000.00).

On the 18th of December 2021, he claimed to have poisoned the victim and conspired with one Hashim Isyaku,’m’ to take and bury her in a shallow grave in the private school premises in Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State, after realizing that she recognized him.

“Hashim further confessed that the main suspect, Abdulmalik, met him and one Fatima Jibreel Musa, ‘f’, 27 years old, of Layin Falaki Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA Kano State, sometime in November 2021 and told them to kidnap Hanifa.” They planned to do something, but then changed their minds. “Fatima was also detained.

The suspects arrived at the location with a combined DSS Kano State Team of Operatives, Kano State Police Command’s Medical Team, and Team of Operation Puff Adder. The body was unearthed and taken to Kano’s Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, where it was checked and declared dead by a medical doctor before being released to the relatives for Islamic funeral rites.

“When the investigation is finished, the case will be charged in court.”

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