Justice Wada Umar Rano (retired), chairman of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to probe the abduction of nine Kano kids in 2019 has revealed that at least 113 children were kidnapped from the state since 2010.
DAILY FOCUS reports that Mr Rano disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with journalists on the implementation of the recommendations his committee submitted to the Kano state government to tackle the issue.
He explained that the probe committee had outlined a total of 46 recommendations that should be adopted to address the menace of kidnapping in the state.
Mr Rano added that the first step to curb kidnapping in the state is to prosecute perpetrators of the dastardly act while also relocating the New Road motor park in Sabon Gari area.
He also reminded that the Kano state government has supported parents of abducted kids rescued from Anambra state a sum of N1 million each and pledged to support the children’s education from primary to university levels.
It may be recalled that the Kano Police Command had in October 2019 arrested a gang of six Igbo kidnappers, who were allegedly responsible for the abduction.
DAILYFOCUS reports Mr Ganduje had then set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the kidnap of the Muslim children who were taken to Anambra state and converted to Christianity.