Kano shuts school where abducted Hanifa Abubakar was buried

Hanifa Abubakar Kano girl found dead

Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of a private school, Noble Kids Academy, at Kwanar Dakata, in Nassarawa Local Government Area over the death of Hanifa Abubakar.

The body of the five-year-old girl was found buried in the school by the suspects.

Police said Hanifa was allegedly abducted in November 2021 at Kwanar Dakata in the metropolis by her teacher, Abdulmalik.

In a statement on Friday, the commissioner for education Muhammad Kiru said the closure of the school was necessitated by the corpse found there.

Kiru, who expressed sadness over the incident, said apart from the closure of the school, the state government would commence investigation of unregistered private schools and teachers to check such criminal activities.

He appealed to parents, whose children attend the school, to stop them from doing so pending the completion of investigation.

The police had said in a statement on Thursday that Hanifa’s abductors demanded N6 million ransom for her release before she was killed.