The police in Bauchi have reunited a 13-year-old girl forcibly converted to Islam by one Mallam Dauda Bawa with her family.
Alheri Bawa was a Seventh-day Adventist girl until she was abducted and forced to convert to Islam, according to her pastor, Rukwense Muri, in a Facebook post.
Muri said she was handed over to her parents on Monday by the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Baba Tijanni.
“God answered our prayers. Let’s rejoice and worship HIM,” he wrote.
Her abductor Mal Dauda Bawa is currently in police custody in Bauchi and may be charged to court soon.
The girl’s father, Elder Bawa Buba with his wife and Pastor Rikwense Muri were at the headquarters of the state police command to receive her from her abductor after weeks of pressure from the media and international community with the intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase. “Alheri is free forever, praise God!!!” Muri added.