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Police arrest woman 53, over alleged kidnap, murder of 6-year-old child in Kano

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Amina Ahmed

Nasiru Yusuf

The Police in Kaduna State have arrested a 53 year old Amina Ahmed of Sharada quarters in Kano municipal and three other suspects who allegedly kidnapped and murdered a six-year-old child.

Kano Focus reports that the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Jalige disclosed this at a press briefing on Monday.

He said the the remaining three suspects are Sani Adamu a.k.a Galadima M 36yrs of Mashi Street, Badarawa, Umar Mainasara of Kawo New-Extension, Muhammadu Nazifi Badarawa, all in Kaduna state.

Sani Adamu (Galadima)

Mr Jalige said that the suspects would be charged to court for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide.

According to police spokesperson the boy was abducted by a neighbour in Badarawa area of Kaduna, taken to Kano and murdered after the abductors had collected N1 million ransom.

Part of the N1m ransom recovered

Mr Jalige said that the police had undertaken a diligent investigation of the case, which led to the arrest of the four suspects.

He explained that the investigation began on April 29, when the boy’s father reported the matter to the Commissioner of Police.

The police spokesman explained that the complainant, Kabiru Magayaki, reported that his son Mohammed Kabiru was abducted on April 24 and that the abductors demanded for N30 million as ransom.

According to him, the father said that they agreed for the sum of N1 million which the family paid, but the kidnappers refused to release the boy after collecting the money.

He said that SIB operatives immediately went into full-scale investigation and succeeded in arresting the four suspects.

“The arrest equally led to the recovery of the sum of N840, 000.00 been part of the ransom the suspects collected at a location in Zaria.”

Mr Jalige said further investigation revealed that the person who criminally orchestrated the whole abduction saga is a neighbour to the complainant.

“That makes it easier for him to lure the innocent child by sending him on an errand to a location where one of the suspects was already on the ground waiting to kidnap him to an unknown destination.”

Mr Jalige disclosed that the boy was killed because one of the suspects had feared that the boy would reveal his identity after regaining freedom.

“They decided to strangle him to death and concealed the body in a drainage system in the outskirt of Kano Municipal, Kano State.

“The suspects, having confessed to the commission of the dastardly act, led the Police to where the decomposing body of the victim was identified and evacuated to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano for autopsy.

“Investigation is still ongoing with a view to unravelling the identities of all those involved in this unfortunate cum barbaric act, apprehend and bring them to book,” he added.

He said that the command advised parents and guardians to be more security conscious and monitor the movement of their children.

Mr Jalige said that this was necessary to protect the children from “criminals lurking around their vicinity waiting to take advantage of familiarization to perpetrate evil, such as this case at hand.”

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Army confirm arrest of 13 suspected ‘Boko HARAM’ terrorists in Kano

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Aerial view of Kano metropolis

Nasiru Yusuf

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of 13 Boko Haram suspects in Hotoro quarters, Tarauni local government area, Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday evening.

According to statement the suspects were arrested by troops of the 3 brigade of Nigerian Army based in Kano.

Read the full statement below.

In an ongoing effort to flush out all forms of criminality within its Area of Responsibility, troops of 3 Brigade Nigerian Army have arrested 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Filin Lazio, Hotoro axis of Kano State on Saturday 8 May 2021.

The ongoing operations is predicated on the need to apprehend criminals who may want to hibernate in any part of Kano State.

The general public especially residents of Filin Lazio Hotoro, are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses as security forces are on top of the situation.

The Nigerian Army wishes to use this medium to appeal to the peace loving people of Kano State to maintain high level of vigilance and continue to report suspected movement of strange individuals or groups in their environment to the relevant security agencies for prompt action.

Mohammed Yerima
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
9 May 2021

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Yamadawa community foils armed robbery attack, kill suspect

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Abubakar Hussein (Armed robbery suspect)

Yamadawa community foils armed robbery attack, kill suspect

Nasir Yusuf

Yamadawa community in Kano metropolis have foiled armed robbery attack in the late hours Thursday which led to the arrest of two suspects.

KANO FOCUS  eye witness in the area told journalists that on Thursday around 11 pm two armed robbery suspects have attacked a resident in front of his house at Yamadawa Quarters, Gwale local government area, Kano State and attempted to snatch his Toyota Corolla Motor Vehicle.

He said upon alighting from the car, the victim used car door and knocked down one of the armed robbery suspects and took to his heels shouting at the top of his voice, which attracted the attention of members of the community.

According to the eyewitness on realizing their plan had failed, the armed robbers started shooting sprodically and snatched tricycle in an attempt to escape.

He added that the residents overpowered them and beat them handed them over to the police.

The police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Kiyawa confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday evening.

Mr Kiyawa revealed around 11 pm on Wednesday, police received a distress call on armed robbery at Yamadawa quarters.

He said on the receipt of the report, teams of policemen mobilized to the area where they arrested the suspects with the help of the community.

The police spokesperson identified the suspects as 24 year old Abdullahi Ismail of Sani Mainagge Quarters and 24 years Abubakar Hussein of Kankara local government area, Katsina state.

“Suspects sustained various injuries on their body and were rushed to Murtala Mohammed Specialist hospital Kano for treatment. Abdullahi Isma’il was confirmed dead by a medical Doctor.

Corpse of armed robbery suspect Abdullahi Ismail

“On preliminary Investigation, the other suspect, Abubakar Hussain confessed that, they attacked the victim with intent to rob him of his Motor Vehicle,” he said.

pistol recover from armed robbery suspects

Mr Kiyawa said the Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, has ordered transfer of the case to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command for discreet investigation.

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Kano reviews minimum wage for varsities’ staff

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Abdullahi Ganduje

Nasiru Yusuf 

Kano state Executive Council has given approval for the implementation of new minimum wage for academic and non-academic staff of the two state own universities, with a monthly release of N49, 695, 509.26 million.

KANO FOCUS recalled that the state government has earlier reversed minimum wage of civil servants from N18,000 to N30,600 in March.

The state government, however, said that accumulated arrears from the time of the approval of the new salary structure to date would be determined pending improvement of the current financial situation in the state.

The state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, announced this on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano.

He said the two institutions, Yusuf Maitama Sule University and Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil would receive monthly allocation of N24, 560, 479.72 million and N25, 135, 029.54 million respectively for the Consolidated University Academic Staff Salary Structure II (CONUASS II) and Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure II (CONTISS II).

Mr Garba said the council has also approved the award of contract for the supply and installation of two 1,500 KVA generating sets at Watari 75mld Water Treatment Plant to address acute water supply shortage to the towns and villages served by the treatment plant.

He said the contract, which is worth N355, 027, 831.20 million was awarded to Messrs Mantrac Nigeria Limited for the treatment plant designed to serve Watari-Kano Pipeline, Watari-Bagwai Pipeline and Watari-Tsanyawa pipeline each with separate pumping outlet.

The commissioner also disclosed that approval has been given by the council for the release of 11 resident doctors to pursue Residency Training Programme in different fields of specialization at various teaching hospitals in the state.

Mr Garba stated that the medical doctors were on permanent and pensionable appointment under the state Hospitals Management Board and were able to secure admissions with either Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital or Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for the residency programme.

He said the training programme was to enable the medical officers graduate as consultants in their various fields of specialization under the state government sponsorship of the bonding policy that also stipulates the payment of monthly salary and annual project/book allowance of N372, 000.00 for the duration of the programme.

The council, the commissioner said, has also approved the creation of an additional department at the state Contributory Healthcare Management Board to handle the processing of claims for fee from facilities without using health maintenance organization.

He said the measure saves the agency substantial amount of resources and to equally comply with Basic Healthcare Provision Fund and the National Health Act which prohibits the engagement of third-party administrator to handle the claim processing.

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