Harrison Gwamnishu, a human rights activist, has raised concerns about a 15-year-old secondary school student who was allegedly kidnapped in Enugu, forced to convert to Islam, and is about to be married off in Kaduna.
According to Gwamnishu, the minor identified as Chioma Chinedu was abducted and converted to Islam in Anchau village of Kaduna State, and has allegedly been hypnotized by her abductors who have refused to let her go.
He noted that nobody is against any religion, but Chioma does not deserve to be subjected to mental torment and forced marriage.
The activist wrote;
15 YEAR OLD JSS 2 STUDENT CHIOMA CHINEDU HYPNOTIZED AND ABOUT TO BE MARRIED TO A SUITOR IN KADUNA STATE. Because it’s us, this will not make headline. The story of Chioma Chinedu, 15 year old JSS 2 student from Enugu State, abducted and converted to Islam in Anchau village Kaduna State should be a worry to us.
As at this moment, Chioma is no where to be found as her abductors have refused to let her go. She has been Hypnotized and about to be married off to a suitor #retrievechioma I wish to commend the Igbo Communities for their effort and will continue to collaborate together till she’s out and get rehabilitated. Nobody is against any religion but Chioma don’t deserve this mental torture and forced marriage. Hypnotize is to influence, control, or direct completely, as by personal charm, words, or domination.