Saturday 22 January 2022

Buhari mourns murdered five-year-old Hanifa, asks Justice Ministry to uphold integrity in her case


President Buhari has reacted to the death of five-year-old Hanifa, asks for Justice Ministry to uphold integrity in her case.

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the nation’s condolences to the family of Hanifa Abubakar, a five-year-old schoolgirl whose body was discovered in a shallow grave in Kano after a nearly two-month search.

 In a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the President praised the work of the police and the secret service in unraveling the mystery surrounding Hanifa’s disappearance, particularly the arrest of her teacher and other accomplices suspected of kidnapping and murdering the child.

President Buhari stated that the family and the entire nation had been following Hanifa’s plight every day since her disappearance in December of last year, hoping for the girl to have been rescued alive and well, adding however that the very thorough and painstaking detective operation by the law enforcement bodies, leading to the discovery of the corpse and the arrest of the suspects who have already made confessions was commendable, calling it an achievement that should instill more public confidence in the authorities.

“When breakthroughs like this happen, people will talk differently of law enforcement,” said the President.

President Buhari prayed for the repose of the soul of the little school girl and urged her parents to bear the sad loss with courage and fortitude in God.

The President urged the Police and Ministry of Justice to uphold the integrity of the detective work that busted the case by preparing well and presenting a good case that will earn the respect of the court.

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