Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has vowed to punish the arrested kidnappers behind the theft of nine Kano children sold in Onitsha, Anambra State.
The Governor also promised to ensure justice for the children and assured that all legal instruments would be used to address the situation.
He assured the arrested kidnappers, who allegedly participated in the heinous act, along with their accomplices would be prosecuted, so that they face all legal consequences.
“Kidnapping is seriously abhorred and condemnable. What is more worrisome is the age of the victims, kids for that matter. My administration, Kano people and any right thinking individual or groups of individuals, condemn this from all standpoints,” he stated.
Arguing that protection of human rights, irrespective of age, ethnicity, religious or political affiliations, is a strong pillar and the responsibility of any government, the governor warned no criminal will go scot-free.
“Government will invite the parents of those rescued from the alleged kidnappers for further discussion and relationship. While at the same we are seriously working with the security agencies to unearth similar cases. No stone will be unturned,” he promised.
He revealed a powerful committee was in the pipeline to see to find lasting solution to kidnapping and similar criminal activities in the state.