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NAPTIP investigates Hisbah commander over child trafficking




Adamu Audu

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Kano is investigating a Hisbah Commander accused of selling a one year old baby.

Head of NAPTIP in Kano, Shehu Umar told Kano Focus that the Fagge local government Hisbah commander Jamilu Yusuf is accused of selling the baby to one Ms Loveth.

Mr Umar said Ms Loveth has admitted to paying Mr Yusuf N20,000 for the baby, a charge Mr Yusuf has denied.

He said Ms Loveth appealed to Sabon Gari ward head that she needed a baby as she was childless.

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He added that the ward head took her to the Hisbah commander who gave her the baby with some conditions.

“The conditions are that the boy will be raised in Kano, he would be educated, his faith wouldn’t be changed and the Commander will be allowed to check up on the boy from time to time.” Mr Umar said.

The NAPTIP head added that both the ward head and Hisbah commander became worried when Ms Loveth traveled to Imo state and left the boy there.

“They brought the case to us and Ms Loveth told us that the boy was circumcised in Imo state that’s why she left him at home.

“However the child has since been brought back to Kano but is still under the care of Ms. Loveth.

“NAPTIP is currently looking for the biological mother of the child to ascertain if she gave up the child for adoption or otherwise,” Mr. Umar said.

He added that neither the ward head nor Hisbah commander had the authority to give out a child for adoption in Kano state.

“To the best of my knowledge, Ministry of Women Affairs not Hisbah is responsible for giving out children for adoption,” he said.

Mr. Umar also said both Ms. Loveth and the Hisbah commander have been released on bail pending the outcome of investigations.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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