The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of a private school, Noble Kids Academy, at Kwanar Dakata, in the Nassarawa Local Government Area, where the body of an abducted five-year-old girl, Hanifa Abubakar, was buried by the suspects.
It would be recalled that the beautiful girl was abducted around 5pm on December 4, 2021 when she and other neighbourhood children were returning from an Islamic school.
She was later poisoned to death, cut into pieces and buried in the school by her abductors.
Addressing the issue in a statement, the state Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru expressed sadness over the incident.
While announcing that the school has been closed til further notice, Muhammad announced that “the state government would commence an investigation of unregistered private schools and teachers to check such criminal activities.
“The school has also been closed till further notice.”
He also advised parents whose children attend the private school to stop them from doing so pending the completion of the investigation.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Police Command confirmed the arrest of two prime suspects, Abdumalik and Hashim Isyaku, who demanded N6 million ransom for her release before she was killed.