From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The Kano State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Cases of Missing Persons on Wednesday presented a list of 113 kidnapped children and other missing persons in the state from 2010 to 2020 to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The AUTHORITY reports that Ganduje had set up the Commission last year, following the recovery of 10 children believed to have been kidnapped from Kano and trafficked to Onitsha, Anambra state.
The children were recovered by the combined efforts of the police and the Department of State Service.
However, three out of the recovered children were sent back to Onitsha as their parents could not be identified in Kano.
The chairman of the Commission, Justice Wada Abubakar who presented the report Ganduje recommended that the alleged kidnappers and traffickers of the missing persons be charged to court to face prosecution.
Justice Wada gave the names of the alleged kidnappers to include Amina Ibrahim Gara, Mrs. Mercy Paul, Mr. Paul Onwe, Habiba Mai Niqaf, Ebere Ogbodo and Love Ogar.
According to him, during the cause of their assignment, 186 witnesses testified, while a total of 99 memoranda and related documents from concerned people were received.
Justice Wada added that out of the 10 children recovered from Onitsha, Anambra State, seven were reunited with their biological parents in Kano, while three of them were not claimed by any parent in the state.
He also stated that the three children, whose parents could not be identified in Kano, were handed over to the police in Anambra for reunification with their respective families.
He noted that the Commission equally aided the recovery of three children who were kidnapped and taken to Lagos in January this year, adding that the children have been reunited with their families in Kano.
Justice Wada commended Ganduje and security agencies for the role they played to douse tension when the kidnap syndicate was burst.