Ese Oruru now Aisha

Ese Oruru now Aisha

The campaign to free a 14-year old girl, Ese Oruru, who was kidnapped from Bayelsa state to Kano state and forcefully married by a man simply known as Yinusa has gained national attention especially on social media.

Punch Nigeria had reported that the schoolgirl was on 12 August 2015 carted away by Yinusa in Bayelsa state leaving a message for her mother that he was going to convert her to Islam and marry her.

This he rightly did without the consent of her parents, Charles and Rose Oruru.

Pained by the revelations, Rose Oruru, mother of Ese made frantic efforts to recover her daughter but has been prevented from doing so by the powers that be.

Narrating her ordeal, Rose said the chief of a village in Tufa, Kura Local Government Area of Kano State, told her that Ese had been converted into Islam and renamed ‘Aisha’, adding that, she was married and that the child was no longer her daughter.

“He also informed us that Ese was in the custody of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, at the palace,” she stated.

On social media, Nigerians joined the Oruru family in calling for her release.