The Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje on Tuesday has ordered the state’s ministry of justice to review the state’s penal code, and include death penalty for kidnappers or abductors as a corporal punishment.
This order emanates as a result of the abduction and trafficking of nine Muslim children in Kano and taken to Anambra state to be sold. Although the Kano state police division have made enough arrests of perpetrators, investigations are still ongoing for all kidnapping syndicates to be tracked down.
Governor Ganduje made this call while inaugurating a 16-man Commission of Inquiry on nine children kidnapped in Kano and sold in Anambra State.
The committee’s is charged with the responsibility of conducting an enquiry into cases of missing persons in Kano State from the year 2010 to date and to procure all such evidence, written or oral, and to examine all such persons as witnesses as the commissioners may think it necessary or desirable to procure or examine.
This committee is to submit its reports within 30 days.
The governor made the move of assisting each family of the victims with a sum of #1m.