15year-old Benue girl freed from captivity in Sokoto


The abducted 15-year-old Benue girl, Patience Paul has been rescued and returned to her family.

The young teenager was reportedly abducted since last year and housed in the palace of Sultan of Sokoto.

Following the intervention of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and relevant security agencies, the girl has been found and reunited with her family on Saturday.

A statement by her elder brother, Isaac, said the young girl was now in the warm arms of his family, though with a little malaria.

He said, “I Paul Isaac wish to use this opportunity to thank The Government of Sokoto state, Governor Tambuwal, the Sultanate council, the commissioner of police in Sokoto, the Assistant commissioner of police, The justice development and peace commission, the General public, all Public social medias, Channels TV, Vanguard, DAILY POST, all Nigerian’s and other Private NGO’s both within and outside the country, who have assisted in one way or the other to help me see my sister Patience Paul again.

“I wish to use this medium to inform you all that as at the time of compiling this vote of thanks, Patience Paul my sister who was abducted since 12th of August 2015 at Gidan Kukah in Rungin Sambo area in Sokoto state has been released to me in good health, with only a case of malaria after a test was run on her at the police Clinic in Sokoto.

“My joy knows no bound as she’s now back home and reunited with her siblings.”

Paul also disclosed that those who were part of the abduction of her sister had been arrested.

“He added, “those who collaborated in it have all been arrested and remained at the state C.I.D, as investigation still continues with the state C.I.D, which will eventually end in court soon.

-[DAILY POST Nigeria]