The remains of a five-year-old girl, Hanifa Abubakar, who was kidnapped last month, have been discovered in a shallow grave at a private school premises in Kwanar ‘Yan Gana, Tudun Murtala Quarters, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State.
The suspects had abcuted Hanifa on December 2, 2021, and took the victim to a hideout where they contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of six million naira.
Having realized that the victim recognized them, the suspects poisoned her to death, butchered her and buried her in a shallow grave.
Police spokesman in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to Newspot on Thursday.
He said based on the sustained efforts of security agencies, a 30-year-old Abdulmalik Mohammed and a 37-year-old Hashim Isyaku were arrested.
Kiyawa explained further that the suspects led a combined team of security operatives to where they buried the victim and her body was exhumed and rushed to Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital Kano where she was examined and confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He added that the case will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
Hanifa Abubakar: Five-year-old kidnap victim butchered in Kano [PHOTOS]