A Christian schoolgirl identified as Parmata Abdulkarim Misari, who was abducted from her boarding house at Government Secondary School Kongo, Zaria, Kaduna State on 20th of July, 2018, and forcefully converted to Islam, has been freed.
The Matron in the school who lied to the girl that her mom was sick and she needed to go home, was busted after an investigation was launched following Police invitation. It was gathered that on getting to the school’s gate, a man was told to take her home with his motorcycle, but the man, instead, took her to the village head of Tukur-Tukur, Zaria.
Thereafter the village head, the district head and other Islamic leaders detained her, forcefully converted her to Islam, changed her name from Parmata to Fatima, kept her with them and were homeschooling her on the tenets and rudiments of Islam for new converts.
It was further gathered when parents of the Christian schoolgirl arrived the school after being told that their daughter was missing for 4 days, the School Matron went into the hostel to check for her and later came back to tell them that their daughter is not in the Hostel, but she is “within the Kongo neighborhood”. The Matron suggested that the principal of the school should be aware of the whereabouts of the missing girl. The School Principal also denied knowing where of the student entrusted into their care.
However on the 15th of August, 2018, at about 9:30pm the police eventually uncovered the girl‘s whereabouts. It was discovered that Parmata was kept in the custody of the village head’s wife, who barely fed her one meal per day.
The Christian schoolgirl who was subjected to inhumane treatment to the point that she has to go through medical and spiritual rehabilitation, missed her JSSCE and is likely to repeat a year in that same class for her inability to write the exams with her fellow classmates. Parmata was officially handed back to her Parents on 16th August, 2018, and she is currently undergoing some rehabilitation and medical treatments.