Father Cries Out: My abducted little daughter is held in Kano

Umar Suleiman, whose daughter, Khadija, was abducted in Kuje area of FCT Abuja on November 19, 2016, has claimed that the two-year-old is being kept somewhere in Kano.

Mr. Suleiman, while speaking to Northern City News on phone on Monday, said he had confirmed that a girl, whose body was found under a bridge in the Gwagwalada area of Abuja two weeks after the abduction, was not his daughter.

He stated that the body was that of another girl abducted alongside his daughter.

Suleiman said, “I was there; I saw the girl’s remains; she was not my daughter. She is still missing. The woman (abductor) stole two children and the girl dumped under the bridge was a girl wearing diaper. My daughter stopped wearing diaper a long time ago. That day, she stole two children and one of them was on her back. I believe it was the small girl on her back that her remains were seen.”

Suleiman said that indications had emerged that his daughter was one of the children abducted by a syndicate in Abuja and moved to Kano.

He said, “To be sincere, my daughter is still alive and the people (abductors) are keeping her because of the publicity. I suspect that they are keeping her, giving her food and not allowing her to go out.

“I don’t know if you have anybody in Kano because in Kano children get missing every week, at least, three to five children. I am looking at the possibility that the syndicate may have infiltrated Abuja. It is not only my daughter who is missing in Abuja.”

Asked how he arrived at the conclusion, Suleiman said, “I have the feeling that Kano is where they are keeping my daughter. I don’t know the specific place but that is where my daughter is.”

The father, who had said he was not satisfied with the police investigation into the case, said he had involved the Department of State Services in the efforts to rescue his daughter.

“I went to the DSS; I even saw the Director of FCT Command. Anytime I go to his office, it does not take five minutes for me to see him. But whenever I call him for updates, he always tells me that those guys (kidnappers) are members of a syndicate and they (DSS) had not been able to make any headway but they will continue to work on it,” he stated.

Suleiman alleged that the police asked for money to investigate his daughter’s abduction.

“The first time the case was transferred to SARS, they were asking for a huge sum of money for investigations. Somebody in Lagos directed me to the CIB Command in Area 6 (Abuja). Less than one week after I reported the case to CIB, they were able to make arrests. I was with SARS when they were investigating the case but they did not do anything,” he said.

When asked if the police demanded money for investigations, the FCT police spokesman, Manzah Anjuguri, denied this, saying Suleiman did not lodge any complaint when he met with him shortly after his daughter was abducted.

He promised to find out the status of the probe into little Khadijah’s abduction.


  1. Such a cute girl

  2. May she be located wherever she is in Jesus name Amen

  3. eyah.... Hardluck... So sad

  4. Hope she's found..

  5. Nigeria becoming unsafe every day by day. I would advice you to pray hard and leave police matter.

  6. praying that she is found soonest..i our security operatives should be more active and do there job to protect innocent lives and take down criminal elements..

  7. Police are criminals. I so hate them.

  8. Oladimeji Seun22 March, 2017 17:44

    Hmm police!!. truely let us all pray to God o.

  9. Nigeria police are disgrace to other office and Nigeria

  10. Hope she is found, many people are getting missing this days

  11. I pray they find her alive oh

  12. God have mercy...

    She shall be found Amen...

  13. Similar case happened to my friend's daughter Mal. Umar Abubakar, The girl was kept in Kano for good six months, train her to speak good English, after getting her visa to UK, the Man was caught in Kaduna in his transit to Abuja.
    You can surprise that Man is moving freely.

  14. May God intervain and reunite the little girl to her parents safe and sound

  15. Lord JESUS help this family get their daughter back. Amen


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