Buhari condoles with family of murdered 5-yr-old girl, Hanifa

Buhari praised the Police and the secret service for arresting the teacher who kidnapped and murdered the five-year-old girl.

Hanifa Abubakar (BBC)

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the kidnapped and murdered five-year-old schoolgirl, Hanifa Abubakar.

Almost two months after her disappearance, the body of the schoolgirl was found in a shallow grave in Kano.

Reacting to the girl’s murder, the president in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu praised the Police and the secret service for the arrest of the teacher who kidnapped and murdered the five-year-old girl.

“President Buhari said the family and the whole nation which followed up on Hanifa’s travail every day since her disappearance in December last year were hoping for the girl to have been rescued alive and well, adding however that the very thorough and painstaking detective operation by the law enforcement bodies, leading to the discovery of the corpse and the arrest of the suspects who have already made confessions was commendable, calling it an achievement that should instill more public confidence in the authorities,” Shehu said.

The president also prayed for the repose of the soul of the little schoolgirl and urged her parents to bear the sad loss with courage and fortitude in God.

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