- Aisha Buhari has backed calls for the killing of Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Comprehensive College in Kano
- The wife of the president reposted a cleric’s video declaring support of the public execution of the school proprietor in the caption
- Tanko had earlier confessed to kidnapping and subsequently killing his 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar, with a rat poison
Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari has thrown her weight behind the public execution of Abdulmalik Muhammad Tanko, a school proprietor, who kidnapped and murdered his pupil, Hanifa Abubakar.
The First Lady took to her verified Instagram page on Monday, January 24, to express support for the demand that Tanko be killed the same way he took Hanifa's life.
Aisha made this known in reaction to a video credited to Kano-based Islamic cleric, Mallam Abdalla Gadon Kaya, who called for Tanko's public execution.
The president's wife who reposted the video captioned the clip "We are behind mallam's stance".
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Gadon Kaya in the viral video had charged President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state to have Tanko killed the same way as Hanifa.
Kano school proprietor reveals how he killed 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar
Legit.ng previously reported that anger and pain grew among Nigerians over the killing of the 5-year-old by the proprietor.
Tanko in his confessional statement to the police said he killed Hanifa with rat poison.
Narrating to the police, Tanko said he had bought the rat poison which he used to end the life of his 5-year-old pupil for N100.
Kano govt vows to secure justice for Hanifa
Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, assured that government would continue to meticulously monitor and ensure the prosecution of anyone found culpable in the kidnap and murder of Hanifa.
This was contained in a statement issued by the the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba.
The governor said measures already taken in the matter include the indifinite closure and withdrawal of the operational license of the school where the child was allegedly said to have been gruesomely murdered.