In what can be considered as a mystery, three lions reportedly saved a 12-year-old Ethiopian girl from the hands of kidnappers.

According to reports, the girl whose name was not revealed, was taken by her abductors to the Savannah where she was abused.

Fortunately, three lions appeared which made the kidnappers run off leaving her at the mercy of the beasts.

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Instead of treating her as a meal, the lions instead stayed with her until a search party found her and took her away.

The strange occurrence was a mystery to the inhabitants of the area who are used to frequent attacks by the big cats.