PIJAlance Magazine
The Patriot Institute of Journalism and Arts (PIJA), Lance Magazine is a public-centric independent media organisation dedicated to fighting injustice, fostering social justice and community development through the telling and retelling of the marginalised-oriented stories.

Hanifa is our only child — Father





Father of the five-year old girl Hanifa Abubakar murdered by her abductors despite ransom collected has said she was their only child.


The father disclosed this to the BBC Hausa today during an interview with him.


He said her mother has been hospitalized since the period she heard of her abduction, at first.



Hanifa Abubakar, according to Abubakar’s uncle, Suraj Suleiman was at first taken to one of the abductors wife to keep her but the wife refused.


Later he now took her to Tudunwada where he operated on her.


The uncle said, “The kidnapper first took Hanifa to his wife, but the wife refused to keep her. He then took her to Tudunwada where he operates a private school and then laced her tea with rat poison.


“After she was poisoned to death, the kidnappers then cut her body into pieces and buried it within the school.”


The police on Thursday confirmed that the remains of the five-year-old girl were discovered in a shallow grave on private school premises in Nassarawa Local Government Area, Kano State.


After abducting Hanifa on December 2, 2021, the abductors took her to a hideout and contacted her relatives for N6 million ransom.



Police spokesman in the state, Abdullahi Kiyawa, said 30-year-old Abdulmalik Mohammed and 37-year-old Hashim Isyaku have been arrested in connection with the kidnap and killing.


Kiyawa noted that the victim’s body parts were exhumed and taken to Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano.


Upon the completion of the investigation, the police said the case would be charged to court.


The PIJALance Magazine

The neck-deep investigation, OSINT Fact-checking, Climate Change airing the marginalized, and doing critical and accountability reporting is what I do. I lead a group of professional investigators at the PIJAlance Magazine Research and Investigations Desk (RID). If you have a story, check 'contact us' to hit me.

  1. Phone Tracker Free says

    As technology develops faster and faster, and mobile phones are replaced more and more frequently, how can a low – Cost fast Android phone become a remote – Accessible camera?

  2. Phone Tracker Free says

    Is there any way to recover deleted call records? Those who have cloud backup can use these backup files to restore mobile phone call records.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy