Angry youths set school where Hanifa Abubakar was killed ablaze

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By Dennis Erezi

Angry youth on Monday 24 January 2022 set ablaze Noble Kids Comprehensive College, the school where five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar was buried in Kano State. Noble Kids Comprehensive College is located at Kwanar Dakata in Nasarawa local government area of Kano. Kano State police spokesman Abdullahi Kiyawa on Monday disclosed that the angry youth set fire to the school in the middle of the night.

He said there was no casualty in the incident, but parts of the school’s building were razed. Kiyawa added that the police are yet to arrest any suspect in the incident.

Kano State Government last Friday ordered the immediate closure of the private school where Hanifa was abducted on December 2 by her teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko, who is also the proprietor of the private school.

Tanko led police officers to the school premises where the remains of Hanifa were found buried in a shallow grave. The body had been dismembered before being buried. The remains were then exhumed for medical examination ahead of proper burial by her family.

The state police said Abdulmalik confessed to the killing of Hanifa after demanding N6 million ransom from her family.

“On investigation, Abdulmalik confessed that the victim, Hanifa was his student at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nasarawa LGA, Kano State,” Kano police spokesman Haruna Kiyawa said in a statement.

“He kidnapped her and took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of six million naira (N6, 000, 000).”


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