One year after Kano State Government set up a committee to investigate series of abductions and trafficking of state’s children to the southern part of of the country, parents have expressed dismay about how the government is handling their predicament.
The parents have said that over 118 children are still missing and several others rescued are currently stranded in Rivers Port Harcourt, as the government has not made any tangible effort to reunite the children with their families.
Speaking exclusively to the Sahelian Times, the Chairman of Protection Against the Abduction of Our Children, Ismail Ibrahim Muhammad lamented that: “the principal suspects including Amina Gara who was caught red-handed with some of the missing children have been released on bail”.
He said: “My child was abducted on January 18, 2017, when he was coming back from Islamiyya School, Kawo Kawaji and our main concerns are that children are being converted to Christianity and Kano State Government is refusing to fund the work of the committee, which has long submitted their findings to the government”.
Also speaking, the Public Relations Officer of the committee Salihu Isa challenged Arewa Consultative Forum, Miyetti Allah, and all religious organizations to do the needful and help them relocated their missing children.
It could be recalled that that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State inaugurated a committee of inquiry on 31st October 2019 to probe the abduction of some kids in the state whom were sold them in far way Anambra State.
The committee was given 4 weeks to critically look into the incident but one year after the parents have not seen any significant progress made.
The parents, therefore, urged the government to look into their plight with a view to reuniting them with their children.