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Abduction of 9 kids: Ganduje sets up panel to investigate cases of missing persons



Abduction of 9 kids: Ganduje sets up panel to investigate cases of missing persons

Kano State Governor, Abdullah Ganduje, has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate infringement on the rights of the nine children who were abducted from Kano and sold in Anambra.

Ganduje, in a statement issued in Kano on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, named Justice Wada Umar-Rano as Chairman of the panel.

He said the commission which would be inaugurated on October 31 was set up in line with Section 2 of the Commission of Inquiry Law, [CAP. 29], Laws of Kano State, 1990.

According to the governor, the commission will also “conduct an inquiry into cases of missing persons in Kano State from 2010 to date.”

He added that the panel would prepare comprehensive data of missing persons in Kano within the period and circumstances in which they disappeared.

The statement read: “It will obtain written and oral evidence, examine witnesses and has the power to ‘summon any person in Nigeria to attend any meeting of the commission to give evidence or produce any document or other things in his or her possession.

“The commission also has the power to admit or exclude any member of the public including the media from any of its hearings.

“The commission is expected to find out both immediate and remote causes of cases of missing persons in the state.

”It is to prepare and submit a written report including findings and recommendations to the government of Kano State.”


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