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#FreeEse: Prominent Nigerians join campaign to free 13 year-old forced into marriage

29 February 2016, 18:54Lekan Oladeinde

Kano - Prominent Nigerians have joined the list of people who have expressed their anger over the abduction and forced marriage of 13 year-old Ese Rita Oruru by one Yinusa who resides in Kano.

Yinusa who resides in Opolo, Yenagoa, had abducted Ese on August 12, 2015 and eloped with her to Kano and has refused to allow her return home.

Ese’s parents who had made several visits to Kano to secure the release of their daughter, have been unsuccessful as Yinusa insisted that Ese, who she now refers to as ‘Aisha’, is married to him and he is ready to pay the necessary bride price.

Ese’s parents reported the matter to the Police authorities but their promise to secure her release has remained unfulfilled, forcing the parents to take the issue to civil society groups.

Since the matter became open knowledge on Sunday, people have taken to social media to express their anger with a #FreeEse campaign launched.

The campaign has continued to gain more followers with prominent Nigerians calling for the return of the 13-year-old to her parents.

Gov Seraike Dickson of Bayelsa of Bayelsa State on Sunday promised  to work with his Kano State counterpart, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to ensure the return of Ese.

On Monday, Senator Ben Bruce blasted the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase for saying Ese’s release was dependent on the Emir of Kano, and directed him to secure Ese’s release with immediate effect.

- News 24


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