Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has ordered that kidnapping of any type within the state would appeal to loss of life penalty.
The governor spoke on Thursday on the Government House throughout the inauguration of the 16-member Commission of Inquiry into the kidnapping of 9 youngsters from the state, chaired by Justice Wada Rano.
“I have already directed the state Ministry of Justice to amend the relevant provisions of the Penal Code (Laws of Kano State) that provides for the punishment of an offender of kidnapping from imprisonments to death penalty,” he introduced.
“This would certainty discourage the perpetrators and discourage others from doing this heinous crime in Kano State,” he added.
Ganduje, who insisted that the culprits don’t characterize Christianity or Islamic faith, mentioned that it was totally a felony motion, which ought to be addressed as such.
He expressed bitterness that the kids had been through the years disadvantaged of their tradition, their faith and their households, including that, “they have been transformed into something else. What is constant in them is their bodies, but not their souls.”
The governor informed the kids that they had been now dwelling and “enjoy the warmth of your parents, you will do the religion of Islam which is the religion of your parents; you will grow in our culture and in our tradition, in our sociology and you will grow to become members of Kano State,” he said.
Ganduje additionally introduced a donation of N1 million in addition to scholarship supply from major to school training to every of the victims whereas thanking the management of the Christian and Muslim non secular associations within the state for his or her understanding.
Meanwhile a contemporary twist has been added to the narrative as the normal ruler of Igbo individuals in Kano State, (Eze Ndigbo Kano ) Igwe Boniface Ibekwe, has alleged that three of the rescued youngsters are literally from Igbo land.
In his comment on the occasion, he alleged that the mother and father of the mentioned three youngsters had been presently in his palace in a bid to reclaim their youngsters, including that that they had alleged that their youngsters had been among the many ones taken to Kano within the wake of the rescue operation by the police.
“We have all gone to the police with their parents and the children have since identified these persons as their true parents,” he informed the viewers on the Government House
Igwe Boniface Ibekwe restated the place of the members of Igbo group within the state and that of Igbo leaders within the East condemning the kidnapping of the kids.
He appreciated the individuals of the state for his or her restrain and understanding on the difficulty, admitting that the information of the kidnapping was sufficient to ignite social and non secular unrest within the state.