It has been reported that youths attacked the Noble Kids Comprehensive College in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano state early Monday morning and set it ablaze, ostensibly in protest of the five-year-old’s death.
Hanifa was kidnapped by her teacher in December of last year, who sought a ransom from her parents before killing her.
After the Police Public Relations Officer in Kano, Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed to reporters last Friday that Hanifa’s teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko, had been charged with her murder, the disturbing news of her death became a prominent topic of discussion.
Abdulmalik confessed to kidnapping the girl and taking her to his house, where he contacted her relatives and demanded a ransom of 6 million naira, he said.
After realizing that the victim had recognized him, the teacher arranged with Hashim Isyaku to murder the girl on December 18, 2021.
They buried Hanifa in a small grave on the school grounds in Tudun Murtala Quarters’ Kwanar ‘Yan Gana.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje responded by outlining some of the government’s steps to guarantee that justice was served in the death of Hanifa.
He listed them, which included the school where the girl was buried being closed indefinitely and having its operating license revoked.