Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has announced that kidnapping of any sort within the territories of the state would attract death penalty.
Ganduje spoke on Thursday at the Government House during the inauguration of the 16 member of Commission of Inquiry into the abduction of nine children from the state which is chaired by Justice Wada Rano.
“I have already directed the state Ministry of Justice to amend the relevant provisions of the Penal Code (Laws of Kano State) that provides for the punishment of an offender of kidnapping from forms of imprisonments to death penalty” he announced.
“This would certainty discourage the perpetrators and discourage others from doing this heinous crime in Kano State” he added.
Ganduje, who insisted that the the culprits do not represent Christianity or Islamic religion, said that it was entirely a criminal action, which should addressed as such.