Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Tuesday pledged to see that justice is done for the 9 children, victims of kidnapping, assuring that all legal instruments would be used to address the situation squarely.
He assures that the arrested kidnappers, who allegedly participated in the heinous act, along with their accomplices would be prosecuted so that they face all legal consequences.
This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor Abba Anwar on Tuesday and forwarded to Solacebase.
“Kidnapping is seriously abhorred and condemnable. What is more worrisome is the age of the victims, kids for that matter. My administration, Kano people and any right-thinking individual or groups of individuals, condemn this from all standpoints,” he stated.
Arguing that protection of human rights, irrespective of age, ethnicity, religious or political affiliations, is a strong pillar as a vital responsibility of any government, as such “…no criminal will go scot-free in this and similar developments,” he warned.
“Government will invite the parents of those rescued from the alleged kidnappers for further discussion and relationship. While at the same we are seriously working with the security agencies to unearth similar cases. No stone will be unturned,” he promises.
He reveals that, a powerful committee is in the pipeline to see to the root cause of this and find lasting solution to it and similar criminal activities.
“We are coming up with a powerful committee that will critically look at this disturbing scenario, with the view to seeing to the root cause and avert recurrence. This and similar crimes must be stopped,” Ganduje warned.
Governor Ganduje commends all the security agencies for the role they played in rescuing the kids, while calling on the members of the public “…to continue cooperating with the security agencies, so as to have safer and more peaceful Kano. People should continue with their prayers, so that we can get more protection from Allah.”
He concluded that, “Parents should always be extra vigilant on the movement of their children. We all know that it is Allah Who Protects all, but we as human beings must stand up and be very cautious and then we pray.”