Ese Oruru, the girl who was abducted when she was 13 years old from Bayelsa to Kano by a young man who another source claimed she eloped with, is on her way to Bayelsa now amidst tight security. Her case went viral on social media when NEWISSUES carried the story after an NGO fighting for her release in the past months contacted us. The news was later carried by The Punch newspaper and other online magazines. Nigerian all over were outraged at the story of the young girl who was abducted, Islamized and married to her abductor with her name changed from Ese to Amina.
The spokesperson for the Zone 1 Police Command, Rabilu Ringim, told reporters who visited his office that a police team conveying Miss Oruru to the police headquarters in Abuja left Kano by road at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
The team, he said, comprised an assistant commissioner of police and other top ranking officers who were travelling under tight security.
“They are on their way already, and the parents are expected in Abuja today where they would be reunited,” Mr. Ringim said. “She is being taken to Abuja based on the express instruction of the IG.”
A lot of Nigerians have blamed the police for not taking action on time. Miss Oruru was abducted from her Bayelsa home about eight months ago, and her parents, after trailing her to Kano, battled for months to have her back. They did not succeed.