Stop forcing our girls into marriage, religion – Christians in Kano warn Muslims

It’s good this issue has attracted this much attention now;It is as barbaric as it is cultural.

ese oruruChairman of Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Ransom Bello has revealed that the case of forceful abduction of teenagers and eventual conversion into Islam is not a new thing in Kano State.

Bello said several efforts to stop the trend had failed, until the Oruru case.

Speaking with Daily Sun, Belo said: “I think that what happened is like a vin­dication.

“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.”

The cleric argued that abduction and conversion of Christian girls, under different guises, including the intimidation of their relatives, was a ram­pant occurrence in the state.

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