The group made the assertion in a statement jointly signed by Rabiu Gandi, Coordinator of the sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) Response Team, Tayo Fatinikun, State Secretary of the Child Protection Network (CPN) and Abdulganiyu Abubakar, National Coordinator of the Network Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL) in Sokoto on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that though the Sultan did not disclose the outcome of the meeting, the governor said Abubakar “expressed his support for our efforts at bringing peace to Kaduna State”.

ASP Muhammad Sadiq, the spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Thursday.