Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Reacts As Kidnappers Kill 5-Year-Old Kano Girl Despite Collecting Ransom

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa Reacts As Kidnappers Kill 5-Year-Old Kano Girl Despite Collecting Ransom

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Hanifa Abubakar, a 5-year-old girl, who was abducted in Kano by her school proprietor has been killed
  • Despite that a fraction of the N6million ransom demanded was paid, the assailants went ahead to end the life of the girl-child
  • Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is heartbroken, having received the news from Cameroon where he is representing the country at the 2021 AFCON tournament

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has decried the killing of a 5-year-old girl Hanifa Abubakar after her remains were recovered at a school in the Tudunwada area of Kano State.

Reports have it that despite that part of the N6million ransom demanded by the abductors was paid, the assailants went ahead to kill the child.

It was gathered that the victim’s uncle, Suraj Suleiman, confirmed the incident claiming the lead abductor took the girl child to his wife who rejected to keep her.

Hanifa Abubakar
Hanifa Abubakar killed by her abductors. Photo: 9jabreed
Source: UGC

How Hanifa was abducted

According to Daily Nigerian, Hanifa’s abducted at about 5 pm on December 4 while she was on her way home from an Islamic school.

The abductors were said to have arrived at the scene in a commercial tricycle and then lured her in for a ride.

Her uncle Suraj Suleiman said as per Information Ng:

“The kidnapper first took Hanifa to his wife, but the wife refused to keep her. He then took her to Tudunwada where he operates a private school and then laced her tea with rat poison.
“After she was poisoned to death, the kidnappers then cut her body into pieces and buried it within the school.”

However, the kidnappers were nabbed around Zaria Road in Kano as they made attempt to receive the second tranche of the ransom.

The situation has left Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa sad as the player who is in Cameroon for the AFCON tournament had to react on his social media handles.

Musa shared a picture of the late Hanifa on his Instagram story and added the caption “rest in peace Hanifa,” - along with three crying emoticons.

Abductor confesses

Meanwhile, a Kano state school proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko, of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School in Kwana confessed to kidnapping and killing of five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.

Hanifa, a pupil of the school was kidnapped by the school's proprietor alongside two other conspirators in December 2021.

Hanifa's body was later discovered buried in a shallow grave at the school premises located in the Tudunwada area of Kano state.

Ahmed Musa decries spate of killings along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

Sports Brief earlier reported that Musa has called on authorities to immediately make efforts to put an end to the continuous attacks on motorists along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway by bandits.

Bandits have continued to terrorise motorists and travelers along the major highway which leads to the Northern part of the country.

Musa has expressed sadness over the situation, saying the atrocities must be put to an end so that people can go about their normal activities.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.