Many mothers whose children have gone missing in Kano on Thursday took to the street to protest what they termed as nonchalant attitudes on the part of authorities to ensure their return.
The women carrying placards, banners and pictures of the missing children visited the state public complaint commissions and the Ministry of Women Affairs to press home their demands.
At both places, their spokesperson, Zainab Abdullahi Giginyu, said, “We are disturbed over the incidence. Over the years WE have been complaining, but the government have remain adamant over their plight.
According to her, from 2016 to date, the women have identified 118 children that have gone missing and are believed to have been stolen and sold elsewhere in the country.
She said that most of the children are from Hotoro, Kawo, Yankaba and Gama areas of the state noting that, ” We are greatly disturbed and want the government to do the needful and return our children.”
“We are aware of the committee the government set up, but we have not heard or seen what they have done on the issue,” she added
In their separate remarks, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Zaharau Mohamed and the Chairman of the state public complaint agency, Barrister Muhuyi Riman Gado, assured the women that the state government will do anything within its powers to ensure the safe return of their children.
Daily trust reports that the issues of missing children has been lingering in the state for quite a while as some suspects, linked to the adduction of children were paraded and reportedly prosecuted.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had in July, 2020 also inaugurated a committee to implement report on the probe into the abduction of some kids in 2019 from the state and sold in far away Anambra State.