The Oasis Reporters
July 22, 2017
Aisha Mazadu Bala, 14, from Gidan Mato, Sambirni, Maigana Soba Local Government Area of Kaduna State is a pure Hausa girl of the Christian faith.
She is a victim of the incessant kidnapping and conversion of Hausa Christian girls into Islam which has been going on from time immemorial by the Muslims of Northern Nigeria. Although the lie that is documented all over the world is that all the Hausa people are Muslims with the exception of just but few that are Maguzawas (traditional idol Worshippers), we want to categorically let the world know that such a claim is nothing but a tissue of lies that were meant to silence the indigenous Hausa Christians Communities that live in millions from thousands of Communities in all the northern parts of Nigeria. The people they refer to as Maguzawa in their lies are the Hausa Christians. Because according to them, perhaps also their teachings, we are infidels as long as we are not Muslims even though we are of the same tribe, origin and locality.
On 25th June 2017 which was the Islamic Sallah day, Aisha went to Sambirni from Gidan Mato to buy some drugs for some minor health challenge she had. Unfortunately she couldn’t make it back to her home as a young Muslim man named Bello Chiroma who had earlier threatened to marry her by force kidnapped her with the support of the District head of Sambirni, Sarki Haruna and their Islamic clerics. As they planned, he kidnapped and took her away from Sambirni to the palace of the Hakeemi of Maigana and after four days, the Hakeemi sent for her parents.
At the Hakeemi’s palace, to their greatest shock, they saw their daughter fully dressed in Islamic attires. The Hakeemi told them that their daughter is not lost; she is now in good hands but now a Muslim to be married to the boy who kidnapped her the following week on Friday 6th July 2017.
After the marriage, she will no longer stay with them, because as a Muslim, she cannot live with a Christian. She will be provided with Islamic parents who will now replace her “infidel” biological parents.
The Voice for the Emancipation of Hausa Christians in Nigeria (VEHCIN) went to Sambirni on 30th June 2017 to confirm the story. On getting there, they discovered that to be true.
The young Muslim man enjoys the protection of their district head to commit the crime of kidnapping, and deny the parents access to their daughter.
Imagine this happening to a Muslim by Christians, Nigeria would have been in a pool of blood with rubbles of burnt houses and properties.
Rather than punish this barbaric act, the king denied knowing what happened and then began to associate it to Islam, just to cover up for the boy and then justify their evil act.
Yet kidnapping is a punishable offence in Nigeria, but for this boy, it was a thing of pride. He moves about freely and bragging that he has done something commendable in Islam. After all, she is a Christian, an infidel.
The Voice for the Emancipation of Hausa Christians in Nigeria, went back to Maigana on 3rd July 2017 and had a day long meeting with all the parties responsible for the snatching and holding this 14 year old Aisha captive.
The CAN Chairman, Soba LGA, JNI Chairman Soba LGA, the Council of the Hakeemi Palace, the Sole Administrator and team of Soba LGA and the Representative of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO and others were all present.
Despite promises, they stalled on producing the girl.
Kidnapping Christian ladies is an intentional agenda by the Muslims in Northern Nigeria. And so, the moment they kidnap them, they forcefully subject them to different rituals, incantations and charms so that they will be unable to speak with their right senses except what their Muslim captors want them to say. And so, as long as they stay with them, they will only but speak what their captors program their minds to say.
That is why we will never accept any statement the girl will make because she is not the one speaking. She is under the influence of the spirit they invoked upon her.
By the way, a fourteen-year-old girl is still under the protection and care of her parents. It is what her parents decide for her that stands. She is still a minor, and worse still, under a terrible spell, and therefore unable to speak the truth of what she needs for herself.
We know that the Quran said there is no compulsion of religion, (Quran 2:256). Then the question is why do they derive joy in forcing people through violence and all forms of manipulations into the religion they said no one should be forced into?
Section 38 (1) of the 1999 constitution and Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right, provide: “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom (either alone or in community with others, and in public or in private) to manifest and propagate his religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.”
Why is it then in northern Nigeria, certain people keep negating what the constitution said and still go unpunished?
Rather, they get accolades with Federal and State might deployed to support them in violating the rights of others.
The Criminal Code Act, CAP C38, LFN 2004, also provides a penalty for kidnapping. The law provides in Section 364 that –
“Any person who –
Unlawfully imprisons any person”, commits an offence.
Excerpts from a post in Kingdomnewsng.com
Aisha Mazadu has just been released. See our next post.