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I Put N100 Rat Poison Inside Hanifa's Tea – Kano Proprietor Paraded For Killing Five-year-old Pupil

January 21, 2022

According to him, the abductor first took her to his wife, but the wife rejected to keep her.

The proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, Kawana, Kano, Abdulmalik Tanko has narrated how he used a N100 rat poison to kill his school kid, a five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar.

SaharaReporters had reported how Tanko masterminded the abduction of Hanfia, while on her way from Islamiyya School in December and subsequently killed.


Tanko had demanded a N6million ransom from the parents of the child and in the process of collecting part of the money, he was arrested.

He had failed to disclose that the victim had been killed.

When he was arrested at the Kano Police Command headquarters on Friday, he told journalists that he poisoned the girl with a rat poison that he bought for N100.


Tanko had earlier confessed that he killed the girl because she could recognise him.

According to him, the abductor first took her to his wife, but the wife rejected to keep her.

“I now took her to Tudunwada area. I laced her tea with rat poison,” he added. 

Meanwhile, there was a mild drama at the headquarters of the Kano State Police Command when Fatima Maina, mother of a slain five-year-old pupil, Hanfia Abubakar, charged at the proprietor who was arrested in connection with the death of the student.[story_link align="left"]103932[/story_link]

Both the parents of the deceased child and the suspects were at the Kano police command headquarters on Friday.

The parents of the child were the ones who first got there. Later, Tanko and the suspects were brought in by the police.[story_link align="left"]103933[/story_link]

Immediately, Fatima sighted Tanko, she charged towards him, raining slaps and blows on him as she demanded why he took her daughter’s life.

The drama continued for a while until policemen whisked the prime suspect away.