Naija News reports that there had been a report that nine children were abducted in Kano and taken to Onitsha in Anambra State where they were sold.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, who confirmed the incident said that it has arrested one Paul Owne, 37, Mercy Paul, 38, Emmanuel Igwe, 34, Ebere Ogbodo, 45, Louis Duru, 30, and Monica Oracha, 50, while trying to take one of the kidnapped victims, Haruna Bako to Anambra State.
“The victim was kidnapped on Sept. 11 on his way back from Islamiyya School at Yankaba Quarters Kano.”
He further stated that the eight children who were kidnapped were rescued in Anambra State from the hands of the buyers.
“The children included, Umar Ibrahim, 10, renamed as Onyedika Ogbodo, Aisha Mohd Abdullahi 9 renamed as Ozioma Ogbodo, Usman Mohammed 5 years, Amira Auwalu, 4, Husna Salisu, 4 years.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje, quoted the Kano Governor as saying that those behind the abduction would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
Ganduje noted that protection of human rights, irrespective of age, ethnicity, religious or political affiliations, is a strong pillar and a vital responsibility of any government.
“Government will invite the parents of those rescued from the suspected kidnappers for further discussion and relationship.
“At the same time, we are seriously working with security agencies to unearth similar cases.
“We are coming up with a powerful committee that will critically look at this disturbing scenario with a view to seeing to the root cause and to avert recurrence.
“This and similar crimes must be stopped,” Ganduje assured.
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