First lady, Aisha Buhari demands justice for Hanifa
Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for justice in the murder case of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, who was kidnapped and killed by Abdulmaliq Tanko, the proprietor of the school she attended.
Mrs Buhari made the call, yesterday, during her visit to commiserate with the late Hanifa’s family in Kano State.
Speaking with journalists at Kano Government House, the first lady insisted that a quick punishment should be served on the culprit as a detriment to others.
“In a situation where children are no longer safe in schools, then, our society has become something else. We want to see those behind the killing being punished immediately,” Aisha emphasised.
According to her “only a sound punishment would pacify mothers who are the most touched in the killing of the innocent girl.”
She said, “We want to see one or two persons face the law and be quickly executed, so we will know that corrective measures have been taken.”
“Right now, the Nigerian society has become something else, if a whole teacher who is trusted with the children would be behind this dastardly act, he should be punished immediately so that others would learn.”
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who alongside his wife, Hafsat, received the First Lady, emphasised that the government was highly ready to assent to the death warrant of Hanifa’s killer.
“I will not waste a second to sign the death warrant of those behind the killing of the five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar,” Ganduje assured.
He said his government has already provided some relief to the bereaved family to cushion the pain of their daughter’s death.