Kano State Government has revoked the operating licences of all private schools in the state over the kidnap and murder of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.
Hanifa’s body was found at Noble Kids Academy, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state owned by Abdulmalik Tanko who is currently in police custody.
Private school proprietors had called for the prosecution of Tanko.
However, the commissioner of education Sunusi Kiru told reporters on Monday that the revoked licences will be reviewed and revalidated after certification.
“I want to use this opportunity to inform everyone that hence, the government has decided to revoke all certificates of private schools in the state,” he said.
”We are all aware of the ongoing case of Hanifa; how she was gruesomely murdered by a suspect called Abdulmalik Tanko who is the the proprietor of Noble Kids Academy. In view of the sad incident, especially regarding how she was murdered in the private school, the state government has decided to withdraw the certificate of all private schools for revalidation.”
Kiru added that a panel has been set up comprising the ministry of justice, Department of State Service, (DSS), civil defense and other security agencies to look into the revalidation of all private schools in Kano.