A shallow grave has been discovered at a house in Kwankwasiyya Street of Kofar Wambai in Kano on Wednesday.
Reports have it that the man, Jafar, who recently came to the area from Zaria local government of Kaduna State, kidnapped his niece and buried her in his kitchen.
Close sources reveal that the girl was buried about 20 days ago.
Police are yet to formally make comments on the issue.
People of the area said the man has been acting suspiciously, adding that they heard the child was kidnapped 28 days ago but killed and buried 20 days back.
A local radio station in Kano reported that residents of the area have been living in fear after security agents stormed the street to recover the corpse and arrest Jafar.