Barely five days after the rescue of nine Kano children abducted by a gang of six Igbo kidnappers, the Igbo community in the state condemned the incident in strong terms.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the Kano State Police Command had paraded six kidnap suspects for alleged abduction and forcefully conversion to Christianity of nine Kano-born children in Onitsha, Anambra State.
In a statement jointly signed by the President of General Igbo Community Association in Kano, Chief Ebenezer Chima and Sarki Ndigbo Kano, Igwe Boniface Ibekwe, on Wednesday, the community called for a stiff penalty against the suspects.
The statement commended the security agents for their proactive investigation and synergy that led to the recovery of the victims.
‘’We are recommending a stiff penalty for the culprits to serve as a deterrent to others who may be nursing ambition for such nefarious act,’’ said the statement.
The statement also commended Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll and the good people of the state for their understanding.
It also called on Igbos in Kano to be law-abiding and go about their legitimate businesses in the state.