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‘FIDA will follow up on the case of Hanifa to its logical conclusion’ – Barr Bilkisu

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Isiyaku Ahmed

The Chairperson, Kano State Chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Barr. Bilkisu Ibrahim Suleiman on Friday led a delegation of Excos to pay a condolence visit to the family of a 5-year-old slain victim, Hanifa Abubakar at Dakata Quarters, Nassarawa LGA.

The Chairperson condoled the family and assured them that FIDA will follow up on the case to its logical conclusion. 

She added that justice will be done and that the perpetrators of the heinous act will be punished in accordance with the provisions of the law.

FIDA Nigeria is a non-profit, non-political, voluntary association of women called to the practice of law in Nigeria. Its primary role is to protect, promote and preserve the rights of women and children in Nigeria.

Its main objectives are to: promote the principles and aims of the United Nations in its legal and social aspects; establish friendly international relations on a basis of equality and mutual respect for all peoples; promote the study of comparative law; proffer advice to Government in cases relating to women and children.

Stallion Times reports that Police in Kano on Thursday arrested a school teacher, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, for allegedly kidnapping and killing a five-year-old girl, Hanifa Abubakar.

The suspect confessed that the victim, Hanifa is his pupil at a private school in Kwanar Dakata, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He kidnapped her, took her to his house where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of N6 million.

On 18 December 2021, having realized that the victim recognized him, he claimed to have poisoned her to death, conspired with one Hashim Isyaku, took and buried her in a shallow grave located at the private school premises located at Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.


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