MassMediaNG

Information Hub of the Nigerian Mass Media

Trending! DSS Arrests Man Arrested For Converting A Muslim Girl To Christianity In Jos 

The alleged conversion of a Muslim girl to Christianity is currently generating serious controversy as the girl’s father was said to have requested the intervention of members of the State Security Service (SSS) who allegedly arrested the girl’s male friend, Engineer Simput Eagles Dafup in Plateau State.

Engineer Simput Eagles

Daily Trust gathered that Nabila Umar Sanda, 18, and daughter of a traditional title holder in Biu, Borno State was reported to have been abducted in Abuja on December 1, 2017.

Unable to reach Nabila, who finished from Air Force Comprehensive College, Jos and a 200 Level student of Mass Communication at the Bingham University in Nasarawa State, her father was said to have reported to the SSS that his daughter was missing following which she was traced to the house of one Pastor Jerry Datim in Jos.

However, Datim said that Nabila had converted to Christianity while at Bingham University and had met Dafup, a lecturer, in Ghana four years ago on a flight to Dubai.

The pastor said Nabila had recently reconnected with Dafup who was visiting Jos for the Christmas break and expressed her intentions to fully convert to Christianity. Pastor Jerry further explained that though Nabila’s father was aware of her intention to convert, he had said it was unacceptable by him.

“After they assaulted my family, I took the matter to the Plateau State Administrative Secretary of JNI, Sheikh Abdulazeez Yusuf, who was unhappy with the development and arranged a meeting with the SSS.

Even at the SSS office, when they asked why I didn’t take the girl to the police station, it was the JNI that answered by telling them that we have been working together to resolve such issues without involving security.”

READ ALSO  Return to Class! Ondo Poly Students Protest ASUP Strike

Dafup’s mother, Lydia Istifanus Dafup yesterday, January 14, in a press conference said her son had been tortured before taken away and pleaded for his release.

(Daily Trust)

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

MassMediaNG © 2018
%d bloggers like this: