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Bishop says Ese Oruru's abduction is one of many cases

Bello told the Daily Sun that the abduction was a vindication, further highlighting that in the past all efforts to rescue the victim turns out unsuccessfully.

Ese Oruru in Abuja
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Bello told the that the abduction was a vindication, further highlighting that in the past all efforts to rescue the victim turns out unsuccessfully.

“The right thing is now being done. I say this be­cause we have witnessed a lot of similar situations in Kano State in the past. And many a time, our efforts to return the abductees to their families were unsuccessful. We just hit brick walls.”

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“We have pursued such issues in the past without any success. Our ladies were abducted and we had to ap­proach the Islamic groups, for instance, the Hisbah Command, and nothing comes out of it.

“Sometimes, they keep the girl(s) with the Hisbah Command. Sometimes, they keep the girl(s) with the local chief of the affected areas, what they call Hakimi.

“I don’t think they are re­ally innocent. Truth is truth. Justice must be seen to be done. How do you abduct even a daughter of a pastor? A pastor, his daughter, was abducted in Kano here and it was a tug of war ….I am not even sure how it was eventu­ally resolved.

“There was a limit to which anyone can push a matter of this na­ture; otherwise it might lead to religious crisis.

“We want the other reli­gion to understand that what­ever they don’t want us to do them, they should not do it to us. I don’t think we will like to do that to any Muslim girl.

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“We don’t abduct Muslim girls and then, force them into conversion. No! If you marry your wife properly, with all the consents that are needed and your wife decided to be a Christian or Muslim, so be it!

“Nobody is against any young couple getting mar­ried if they reach the age of marriage, if they are of age; but things should be done properly and, according to all the existing rules of their tradition, culture and faith”, he said.

Most recently, The father of 14-year-oldEse Oruru has confirmed reports that she is five months pregnant.

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