- The Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has vowed to take a strong measure against the killer of little Hanifa
- Abdulmalik Tanko has confessed that he killed five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, a pupil he abducted in December 2021
- Tanko the principal of the school is currently in court in the northwest state with many residents calling for his public execution
Kano - Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said he will not waste time to assent to the death warrant of Abdulmalik Tanko if it is brought before him.
Daily Trust newspaper reports that the governor promised to abide by the constitutional provision to assent to the death sentence of Tanko, in the event that it is passed by the court.
He made this known on Monday, January 24 when he paid a condolence visit alongside his deputy, Dr. Nasuru Yusuf Gawuna, and other top government functionaries, at the family’s residence in Dakata/Kawaji.
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“We have good confirmation from the court handling the process that, justice would be done. No stone would be left unturned. Whoever is found guilty of this heinous offence will also face death without wasting any time. As a government, we have already started the process.
“Our constitution provides that, when a death sentence is passed, it is the constitutional power of the governor to assent for the execution of the culprit. I assure you all that, I will not waste even one second.”
On the speed of the proceeding he further encouraged that, there would be speedy dispensation of justice, adding that:
“Government will take good care of the family of our late child Hanifa of blessed memory.”
Angry youths set school on fire over brutal killing of Hanifa
Meanwhile, following the gruesome killing of Hanifa, irate youths have set Noble Kids School, Warshu Hospital Road, Kawaji Kano on fire.
The incident occurred just as the Kano state government had ordered the immediate closure of the school, following the arrest of the school proprietor.
There has been widespread outrage over the killing, with President Muhammadu Buhari assuring that justice will be served on the perpetrators of the crime.
How school teacher kidnapped, killed, buried Hanifa after demanding N6m ransom
The police command in Kano state had earlier arrested Tanko for abducting and killing a 5-year-old girl, Hanifa.
Tanko was arrested alongside his accomplice, Hassim while trying to receive part of the N6 million they had requested as a ransom for the release of Hanifa.
Hanifa until her death was a student in Noble Kids Nursery and Primary school which was managed by Tanko.