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“The teacher who kidnapped and killed Hanifa Abubakar was full of tears when he visited the family to console them over the abduction” – Uncle of the deceased recounts



Suraj Sulaiman, the uncle of the 5-year-old pupil who was allegedly abducted and killed by her schoolteacher has recounted how the suspect cried bitterly when he visited the family for condolence.

It was earlier reported that the Kano State Police Command apprehended a school teacher, one Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, for abducting and killing his 5-year-old pupil, Hanifa Abubakar, despite collecting part of the N6m ransom he demanded.

Hanifa was abducted at Kawaji, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday, January 20, revealed that Tanko, the proprietor of a private school, poisoned the child to death on December 18, after she recognized him.

Speaking of the arrest, Hanifa’s uncle revealed that Tanko was among the first group of people who came to sympathize with the aggrieved family following her abduction.

“He was full of tears when he visited the family to console them over the abduction,” Sulaiman, the victim’s uncle said.



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