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Kano: Ganduje Orders Probe Into Abduction Of 9 Children

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has constituted a commission of inquiry to probe the abduction of nine Muslim children from Kano to Anambra.

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.”

In a statement issued to NAN by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor named Justice Wada Umar-Rano as Chairman of the commission.

Ganduje said the commission of inquiry would also conduct an inquiry into cases of missing persons in Kano State from the 2010 to date.

According to the governor, the commission would also prepare comprehensive data of missing persons in Kano State within the period and circumstances in which they disappeared.

Anwar said the panel has the power to summon any person in Nigeria to attend any meeting of the commission to give evidence or produce any document or other things in his or her possession.

He said: “The commission also has power to admit or exclude any member of the public, including the media from any of its hearings.

“The commission is to prepare and submit a written report including findings and recommendations to the government of Kano state.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.