A former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the abduction of nine children in Kano State by suspected kidnappers.
Sani in a series of tweets on his Twitter time-line called for the immediate prosecution of the suspects arrested in connection with the crime.
Reacting to the arrest of the suspects, the senator wrote: ”To ‘steal’ children from Kano or anywhere and forcefully convert them to another faith is unreservedly condemnable.
”The perpetrators must be prosecuted. There’s the need for government to beam the searchlights on bogus orphanages engaged in children trafficking and forceful conversions.”
RIPPLES NIGERIA had reported that at least nine children who were abducted at different times in the state were rescued by men of the Kano State Police Command.
The development was confirmed on Saturday by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, who said the children were about to be trafficked to Anambra State when they were rescued from human traffickers.
According to him, the group of human traffickers, that have been operating for over five years in Kano, was arrested by the command’s tactical team and the Inspector- General of Police Operation Puff Adder attached to the anti-kidnapping squad.
He further revealed that the abducted children held captive by the kidnapping gang led by Paul Owne (38) and his wife, Mercy Paul (38) are between the ages of two and 10 years.
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