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Another abducted 14-year-old rescued

Another abducted 14-year-old rescued

Mfonobong Akpan

New reports have just confirmed that 14-year-old Patience Paul who was abducted in Sokoto and converted to Islam has been rescued.

14-year-old Patience was found last night in the home of one Malam Ibrahim, who prides himself as Sarkin Baki (king of strangers).

Another abducted 14-year-old rescued

The Cable reports that Patience’s father, Paul Isaac Adaji had reported her missing on August 12, 2015. The report further stated that she was taken by the Sharia Police (Hisbah) in Gidan Kukah, Runjin Sambo in Sokoto State, claiming that she wished to convert to Islam.

Following Ese Oruru’s story that went viral, Patience Paul’s story surfaced days ago and the Sokoto State Governor ordered for immediate investigation into the alleged abduction.

From the reports, Patience was taken to the Imam of Sambo by the Hisbah who claimed that she wanted to convert to Islam. Due to her age, the Imam, asked to be advised by the Sultanate Council, and he was ordered to release the girl as she is underage. But when the Imam informed the Hisbah of the council’s decision, the teenager was taken to the home of the ‘king of strangers’ instead.

Patience reportedly was admitted to an Islamic school and also allowed to attend a junior secondary school. She allegedly had said she was afraid of returning to her parents and siblings.

The Cable confirms that she has been rescued and will be reunited with her family today.

Source: The Cable