Human rights activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, has raised the alarm over the whereabouts of a 15-year-old secondary school student who was allegedly taken kidnapped in Kaduna, converted to Islam and is about to be married to a suitor.
According to Gwamnishu, the minor identified as Chioma Chinedu was abducted and converted to Islam in the Anchau village of Kaduna State and has allegedly been hypnotised by her abductors who have refused to let her go.
While he said no one was against any religion, Gwamnishu noted that the young lady did not deserve the mental torture and forced marriage.
He wrote on Facebook, “15 years old JSS2 student, Chioma Chinedu, hypnotised and about to be married to a suitor in Kaduna State. Because it’s us, this will not make the headline. The story of Chioma Chinedu, a 15-year-old JSS 2 student from Enugu State, abducted and converted to Islam in Anchau village Kaduna State should be a worry to us.
“As at this moment, Chioma is nowhere to be found as her abductors have refused to let her go. She has been Hypnotized and about to be married off to a suitor #retrievechioma
“I wish to commend the Igbo Communities for their effort and will continue to collaborate together till she’s out and get rehabilitated.
“Nobody is against any religion but Chioma doesn’t deserve this mental torture and forced marriage. Hypnotise is to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination.”
Another social media user @MaaziChizoba wrote on Twitter, “This young girl Chioma Chinedu, born 10th of April 2006 (15yrs old) is from Isigwe Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area, Enugu State. She lives with her uncle in Anchau, Kubau Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
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“This young girl was taken away from the care and supervision of her uncle, forced to convert to Islam and made to marry her abductor without the consent of her uncle or parents.
“All efforts and moves made by the Igbo Community in that area to rescue the young girl were rebuffed by the traditional council of the town. Moving from the Local Government Police Station to the State Area Command (Kaduna), still, there’s no positive result.
“They refused to hand the girl over. At this point in time, help is needed to rescue this young girl. Thanks and God bless from GUYA KADUNA STATE CHAPTER.”