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Hanifa’s Killer, Tanko Arraigned In Kano Court

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The Nigerian Police Force have arraigned Abdulmalik Tanko, Proprietor of Noble Kids School in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

Naija News reports that the confessed killer was arraigned before a magistrate’s Court in Kano.

He was arraigned before Senior magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, over the murder of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old pupil.

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Hanifa Abubakar

The disgraced school proprietor had confessed killing Hanifa with rat poison after abducting her in December.

In a related development, Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has called for capital punishment for the killer of Hanifa Abubakar.

The President’s wife in her reaction to the development shared a video of a message by an Islamic scholar, Abdallah Gadon Kaya, demanding justice for the late Hanifa.

Kaya in the video charged the Kano State Government and human rights groups to take charge of the case of Hanifa and ensure that justice is served immediately.

The cleric who spoke in Hausa said the life of the killer of Hanifa is not in any way better, “Therefore, he should be killed just the way he murdered the little girl. And this should be done openly for everyone to see. Let it serve as a deterrent to others.”

Aisha alongside the video shared her view about the incident, she wrote in Hausa, “Muna Goyon Bayan Hukunchin Malam”, meaning we are in support of your judgment/ we are fully behind your position.

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