KanyiDaily had reported how Hanifa was allegedly abducted and killed by her 30-year-old teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko along with one Hashim Isyaku, 37, after they demanded N6 million ransom.
While answering questions on Friday, Tanko said he contacted Isyaku, and one Fatima Musa, to kidnap the girl from her home but they failed to carry out the abduction.
The teacher said that he personally kidnapped and killed the 5-year-old pupil with N100 poison when he found out that she had recognized him, and they buried her corpse in a shallow grave located at the private school premises.
Hanifa Abubakar’s Father Mourns Her Death
Speaking with journalists on Friday, Abubakar Abdulsalam, who was weeping uncontrollably, said he will never forget those who brought about the untimely death of his daughter because they were not fair to him.
He said, “I’m really in sorrow for what happened. I can only thank God. This can happen to anyone and it is said that everyone who lives will die someday.
“So I leave everything to God. But till I die, I will never forget this. Those who did this to me have not been fair to me neither have they been fair to the world. God will fight for me.
“I am also thanking the Nigerian security forces, especially those whose efforts found my murdered daughter. May God fight for our rights. I am sincerely grateful to you. I can’t thank you enough, only God can reward you.”
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VIDEO: 'I'm in deep sorrow', father of 5-year-old pupil killed by proprietor speaks pic.twitter.com/CxphgavEVE
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Meanwhile, Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of Hanifa Abubakar’s school after policemen discovered the corpse of the five-year-old pupil in its premises.