Buhari mourns murdered 5 year old Hanifa

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the relevant bodies to ensure justice is served in the murder of Hanifa Abubakar, the five-year-old schoolgirl killed in Kano State.

Buhari specifically ordered the police and the Ministry of Justice to uphold the integrity of the detective work that busted the case by preparing well and presenting a good case that will earn the respect of the court.

Solacebase reports that Hanifa Abubakar was abducted almost two months ago and was discovered on Thursday to have been kidnapped and killed by her school teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko.

Her body was later exhumed from a shallow grave at a private school  she attended , Noble Kids Academy in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State, after Tanko and his accomplice, buried her.

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his media aide, Garba Shehu.

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According to the statement, Buhari expressed the nation’s condolences to the family of the schoolgirl.

‘’President Buhari, however, commended the police and the secret service for unravelling the mystery behind the disappearance of Hanifa, and particularly for the arrest of her teacher and his accomplices suspected of the child’s kidnap and murder, ‘’the statement said.

According to him, the family and the whole nation which followed up on Hanifa’s travail every day since her disappearance were hoping for the girl to have returned home alive and well.

‘’The President stated that the thorough and painstaking detective operation by the law enforcement bodies, leading to the discovery of her remains and the arrest of the suspects who have already made confessions, was commendable.’’

‘’He described it as an achievement that should instill more public confidence in the authorities, adding, “when breakthroughs like this happen, people will talk differently of law enforcement.”

‘’President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the little schoolgirl and urged her parents to bear the sad loss with courage and fortitude in God.’’

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