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Nigerian sentenced after forcing a young Christian girl into Islamic marriage

Christian Post – A federal court in Nigeria sentenced a man to 26 years in prison after he abducted a Christian teenager from her home and forced her into an Islamic marriage in 2015.


Ese Oruru was only fourteen years old at the time of her abduction, when Yunusa Dahiru took her across state lines to the Muslim-majority Kano state, where she was allegedly raped, forced to accept Islam, and married to her captor.

According to The Christian Post, her name was changed to “Aisha,” the name of one of the wives of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. 

Months later, state police rescued Oruru in February 2016. It was revealed that the child was five months pregnant with her daughter. 

Although Charles Oruru, Ese’s father, praised the sentencing decision by the court, he had to face with much harassment from Muslim hardliners in Kano State.

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