Still on Kano 9: Forum urges Sabon Gari luxurious bus park relocated –
By Usman Gwadabe
The Islamic Forum of Nigeria (IFN) has called on the Kano State Government to relocate Sabon Gari Luxurious Motor Park which has over the years, become the transit park of Kano children being sold into slavery and an evil gateway, to the outskirt area for effective monitoring.
The call was contained in a communiqué issued and signed by the Deputy National Chairman of the Forum, Alhaji M. T. Bello and Chairman Communiqué Committee, Dr. Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa which was made available to The Triumph at the end of Interactive Meeting on the Kano Nine Kidnapped and Sold in Anambra State held at the National Secretariat of the Forum in Kano recently.
According to the Forum, 11 observations and nine recommendations of the communiqué had noted with concern that “Sabon Gari Luxurious Motor Park’ has been the epitome of destruction and gateway of evil in Kano State, lamenting that “the children were sold at N200, 000 each, transported to the Southeast named after their abductors, forced into different culture and religion as well as placed under slavery and physical abuse.
“Both Federal and State Governments should ensure that the culprits face the full wrath of the law so as to serve as deterrent to others,” the Forum demanded, appealing to “parents to remain vigilant on the movement of their children and happenings in the neighbourhood.
The Forum advised that community policing be strengthened and suspicious activities be promptly reported to security agencies for immediate action. It also commended the role played by Kano Police Command under the leadership of Commissioner Ahmad Iliyasu for its doggedness and professionalism leading to the arrest of some of the culprits.
The Forum further expressed shock on how “some people were caught red handed trafficking innocent children ranging from age of two to five,” but “there is almost a deafening silence of the Southern Press regarding the worrisome situation.”
They appealed to traditional rulers, religious leaders and Imams to institute prayers in places of worship for Allah’s intervention, adding that Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Faith-sed Organisations (FBOs) to submit memoranda to the Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Ganduje.