The pathetic story of how 14-year-old Ese Oruru, who was in August 2015, allegedly abducted in Opolo, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, by one Yunusa, who hails from Kano, has continued to elicit outrage on social media among Nigerians. Vanguard gathered that Ese, who was 13 as at the time of her alleged abduction, was taken to Kano, by Yunusa, where he converted her to Islam and married her. Ese’s parents had since last August made trips to Kano, where they unraveled the plights of their daughter. The parents said they have involved the police, but efforts to get the Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, at whose palace the girl is believed to be held to resolve the matter and ensure the return of the 14-year-old to them have proved futile. While her mother was told that Ese had converted to Islam and, therefore, was no longer her daughter, her father was told that his daughter was an 18-year-old adult and not 14, hence she was capable of making decisions for herself. However, Nigerians, yesterday, took to the social media to launch a campaign #FreeEse, calling for the immediate release of the Urhobo-born teenager, whose mother, Mrs. Rose Oruru, is a food vendor in Opolo, Bayelsa State.
See reactions below:
— Lawal Daud Abiodun (@LAWAL01) February 28, 2016
Ese is a deltan, I am a deltan, we don't marry 13 yr olds here , we educate them, whoever is behind this should be arrested now #FreeEse
— Phronesis (@peterugavah) February 28, 2016
— Onugbu Andy (@Andy_D_Best) February 28, 2016
— The_F_S (@fashing_simdif) February 28, 2016
Good night, Muslims or Christians,let us commit Ese and other like her whose stories have not been told that God will help them #FreeEse
— TEMITOPEOLUWA (@Mr_temitope) February 28, 2016
— Goretti (@prgoretti) February 28, 2016
The only Language dis Paedophiles in the North Listen to is d use of Force. Throw away ur tweet Civility while Engaging them #FreeEse
— Ochinanwata D 1st (@mr_ochonogor) February 28, 2016
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