- Kano state has inaugurated panel of enquiry over the kidnap of nine children in the state
- Nine children were reported to have been abducted in state and sold in Anambra state
- Governor Ganduje, however, called for the amendment of the state penal code to death penalty for the kidnappers
In his efforts to curb incessant kidnapping in his state, the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed the Ministry of Justice to amend the panel code to death penalty for kidnappers in the state.
The Nation reports that the governor made the statement on Thursday, October 31, during the inauguration of a 16-man commission of enquiry headed on nine children kidnapped in the state and sold in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Legit.ng gathered that Ganduje said that the commission was given 30 days to complete and submit its report to the government.
He described kidnapping as criminal, anti-christian, anti-lslam and heinous.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ganduje set up a commission of inquiry into abduction of nine children sold and rescued in Anambra by a syndicate.
It was reported that the governor had said that the commission would be inaugurated on Thursday, October 31. He said the commission would conduct an inquiry into all the cases of missing persons in Kano from 2010 to date.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) also condemned the abduction of nine children who were kidnapped in Kano and taken to Anambra.
The group's director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, had called on the police to prosecute the suspected kidnappers who also allegedly renamed and converted the children to Christianity.
It was gathered that Akintola made the statement on Monday, October 14 while advising parents to be security-conscious and cautioned Muslims not to allow the incident to cause religious animosity between them and their Christian neighbours.
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