The Nigeria Police on Tuesday formally handed over to the Kano State government eight out of the nine rescued children who were abducted and sold into slavery in Anambra State.
The Director-General of Media and Publicity to the state governor, Malam Aminu Yasar, disclosed this in a statement in Kano.
He said the ninth child is ill and currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the state capital.
The state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who received the eight children at the Government House, said the police had demonstrated high capacity to deal with criminality in Kano.
Ganduje, who was represented at the forum by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, commended the state commissioner of police and the Special Anti–Kidnapping squad for rescuing the children.
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He said: “Since the incidence, the police had appropriately managed the situation to the extent that no breach of peace occurred anywhere in the state.
“On this matter, specifically, the government of Kano State has been in constant contact with the security agencies because of the gravity of the situation and the need to make sure that the situation does not degenerate to something else.”
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