Kidnappers of nine Kano kids to get death sentence — Daily Times Nigeria

State , Dr. , on Thursday, directed the state Ministry of Justice to immediately amend the Penal Code to penalty for kidnappers.

Ganduje dropped the hint during the inauguration of the 16-man Commission of Inquiry on Kano nine kidnapped and sold in Onitsha, Anambra State, headed by retired Justice .

Ganduje also gave the Commission 30 days to complete and submit its assignment to the state .

Ganduje also offered University scholarship and gift of N1 million each to their .

He condemned and described it as wicked and noted that what the kidnappers cum traffickers did was against the tenets of and .

The Governor requested the state Council of Ulamas to facilitate the re-orientation of the rescued children who were apparently robbed off their socio-cultural and religious background during their years in captivity.

Ganduje also used the occasion to inaugurate a 16-man Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Justice to into the remote and immediate circumstances surrounding the kidnap of Kano children since 2014.

Parts of the Terms of Reference given to the Commission : “To conduct an inquiry into cases of missing persons in from the year 2010 to date and to procure such evidence, written or oral, and to examine such persons as witnesses as the commissioners think it necessary or desirable to procure or examine.”

“To summon any person in to attend any meeting of the commissioners to give evidence or produce any document or thing in his possession and to require the evidence (whether written or oral) of any witness to be made on oath or declaration, such oath or declaration.

“To admit or exclude the or any member of the or press from any hearing of the commission, to prepare comprehensive of missing persons in Kano State within the period and circumstances in which they disappeared.

“To find out both immediate and remote causes of cases of missing persons and to prepare and submit a written report including findings and recommendations to the Government of Kano State.”

The Commission is also expected to hear from the victims or their relatives, collect evidence both written and oral, visit sites (as the case may be), find both immediate and remote causes of the kidnap case and make recommendations to the Government for proper action, in order to eradicate such wicked .

The - of Kano State, Bar. Amina Yar Gaya, administered Oath to members of the Committee.

In his remarks during the occasion, of (CAN), Rev. , who is a member of the Commission of Inquiry, wept as he condemned the act of children disassociating Christians and CAN from such dastardly act.

He said: “As I sit today, I see the of sin committed by the perpetrators of this . I have seen the harm done to the parents because a .

“I was touched, very touched when we learnt about the of these kidnapped children. It hooked my heart and my heart is still broken. This is a crime against humanity which is condemned by .

“In the Bible, it is not permitted to separate a from the mother until the of 13. This is punishable in the sight of God. Those who committed this crime are not Christians, and do not represent the tenets of Christianity.

“Kano is mini Nigeria and we want to thank Governor Ganduje for making Kano a for all. Nobody kidnaps for Christ. CAN condemns this act and Christians all over the condemn it”.

Also speaking, Eze Ndigbo in Kano, His Highness, Igwe Boniface Ibekwe, described the issue as worrisome and condemnable.

Igwe Boniface said: “Whatever is is . This is not only a taboo, it is a criminal matter that must be tackled. The in Kano has not experienced this kind of thing.

“Not only that the children were kidnapped but they changed their . We want to thank Kano people for their understanding. We condemn it and our leaders in the East condemn it too.

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