IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) is assisting the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) in England in investigating the disappearance of two young children.  Khalid and Ahmed Abubakar, now aged 6 and 4 years old, were last seen on April 9, 2010 when they travelled by coach to Amsterdam with their mother, Anisa Ibrahim. The boys’ father, Abdul Abubakar, has been desperately searching for them ever since. 

It is known that Anisa took the boys from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, Germany, where they boarded a plane to Toronto arriving on April 13, 2010.

Anisa’s exact whereabouts are not known at this time, however it is believed they may still be in the Toronto and may be connecting with the Somali community in that region.

Anisa is wanted by police for breaching a family court order and acting unlawfully by abducting the boys. There is a history of concern for the boys’ safety, and the Child Protection unit in England has been involved with the children in the past.

Authorities also note that Khalid has a severe skin condition which requires medical attention. 

“We have been working tirelessly to find Anisa and the boys since April 2010,” said Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, based at South Manchester CID.  “Inquiries now lead us to believe that she may be in Toronto and we need the public’s help to take this investigation further.”

“I am appealing to the Somali community to come forward with any information on the whereabouts of the children and Anisa.”

The children’s father, Abdul Abubakar, has not seen his children for nearly two years and not knowing their whereabouts is causing him extreme distress and anxiety. “Anisa, please contact the authorities wherever you are with the children so I can at least know they are okay,” expressed Mr. Abubakar.

Anyone with information can contact MCSC confidentially through their 24-hour toll-free TIP line at 1-800-661-6160 or by email at

Anyone with information can contact GMP on 00 44 161 856 6104 or call Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.

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