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Patience Paul, Abducted Benue Girl in Sokoto, Found

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Patience Paul, Abducted Benue Girl in Sokoto, Found

NEWISSUES, Abuja

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Patience Paul, 15 years old Benue girl, alleged to have been abducted by Hisbah (Sharia Police) in Sokoto, has been found barely 24 hours after Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal ordered that the case be investigated. Patience Paul disappeared last year August when she was 14 years old and has been in custody of Hisbah (Sharia Police) who in a phone conversation told her family recently that they had married her out to a man who has taken her to Bauchi from Sokoto with the authority of Sarkin Muslumi (Sultan) after she accepted Islam.

The family of the missing minor went to the press after the case of Ese, the Beyelsa girl abducted to Kano, went viral on social media. One family member told NEWISSUES that the governor had asked for their presence as investigation commences.

NEWISSUES cannot verify the condition of Patience Paul yet, whether she has been married, who married her and the circumstances leading to all looming drama.

Details coming…


 

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  1. Sani Baba Ahmad

    March 9, 2016 at 7:32 am

    In its lead story on page 5 of its March 7 edition, for example, The Guardian said a “15-year old Benue girl, Patience Paul, who was abducted since last year and taken to Sokoto, has re-united with her family after the intervention of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and other security agencies.”
    Reading this story you will never know that Patience and her parents have been resident in Sokoto for years instead of in their native Benue State. You will also never know that when she wanted to convert to Islam under the influence of a Muslim girl friend, and because she said she was a victim of child abuse at home, the religious authorities in Sokoto refused to oblige her because they said she did not have her parent’s consent.
    Instead some of the newspapers went as far as to recklessly accuse the urbane Sultan of Sokoto and head of Nigerian Muslims, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, of hiding her in his palace.-Muhammad Haruna (daily trust column)

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