Christian Girls Forcefully Converted To Islam Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown
It was reported by the Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) today, that some christians girls where forcefully islamized as the COVID-19 lockdown is goin on in Kaduna state. This awareness was published on HACFO facebook page.
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3 MORE HAUSA CHRISTIAN GIRLS ABDUCTED AND ISLAMISED IN THIS EASTER SEASON:
THE STORY OF JOY DANKAKA, ONE OF THE THREE HAUSA CHRISTIAN GIRLS THAT WERE CURRENTLY ABDUCTED, FORCEFULLY ISLAMIZED AND MARRIED OFF AS MINORS DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ALL IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
We hate to break this sad news in a special day as this known as Good Friday where Christians all over the world are remembering the Death of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But it has become important to bring this news to you which is no longer a new thing as to what the Christians in Northern Nigeria especially the Hausa Christians are currently going through. The Hausa Christians which the world was deceived to believe that don’t even exist are going through hell while living in their own Father land for the simple reason that some people believe that it is an abomination for a Hausa man or woman to be a Christian. But as always, we want to make it very clear that Hausa is a tribe just like any other tribe and not a religion, and by the way, the Hausa people are not the originators of Islam, it came to the Hausa Land just like the way Christianity came to the Hausa land. The only difference is that Christianity came peacefully and we win people to Christ through love and not violence or out of compulsion as we perpetually witness in Northern Nigeria as a whole.
The story of Joy Dankaka was such a sad one. Joy Dankaka was born on 26th February, 2004 at Dorayi Gidan Sarki Rogo LGA of Kano State. Unfortunately, her father pass away when she was a little girl, which made Revd. Markus Ahmadu to take her right from the age of six and sponsor her from primary education, junior secondary school and even now that she is in a senior secondary school. After her junior secondary school at ECWA Secondary School Gidan Korau Tudun Wada LGA of Kano State, the Reverend took her to a Government Secondary School at Pampaida Ikara LGA of Kaduna State.
The sad incidence of her abduction happened when on 23rd of March, 2020 the Kaduna State Government gave an order of the closure of all the schools in Kaduna state as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic. Just as any other parents will do, the Parents of Joy were expecting her return from school but they waited and are still waiting. When they could not find her whereabouts, Joy’s parents and her relatives went out searching. While still searching, the Dagaci (Village Head) of Rumi in Ikara LGA of Kaduna State called Joy’s brother and told him that Joy is with them in the house of Hamza Bello, the Chief Imam of Ikara LGA, Kaduna state. Joy herself managed to use somebody’s phone and sent a message begging for help from her family that her life is in danger. On hearing that, her parents and relatives went for her rescue, but on reaching there, they were told that Joy is now a Muslim and as a Muslim they’ve given her Islamic parents who will now assume the place of her biological parents who will now make every decision on her behalf, and so as a Muslim, she cannot live with a Christian. Joy’s parents insisted on getting their daughter back, but the chief Imam would not release her. On another occasion that the parents went back for their daughter, the Imam was even using the youths to threaten the lives of Joy’s parents, which will definitely give rise to a serious religious crisis.
At the moment two of our Hausa Christians Lawyers went to give their helping hands but the Muslims keep frustrating them by playing deception in every step they take.
Another major hindrance to the speedy rescue of this girl is the current government imposed lockdown that has put everything on hold. Our fear is that these Muslims which is their usual practice will force this girl into marriage and perpetually abuse her sexually, physical and emotionally.
As at today, Joy Dankaka is the third girl that is currently in Islamic captivity during this lockdown all in Kaduna State.
The funny part of this evil practice against the Christians is that those doing it are well known people. At the moment in less than three years the Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO) has rescued 13 of these girls from different parts of Northern Nigeria, but it is sad to say that not a single one of those perpetrating these evils have been brought to book. In fact, the Muslim communities always rally round the perpetrators and obstruct justice from taking its course. And the authorities always dance to their tune for the fear of religious violence.
We at Hausa Christians Foundation (HACFO), we anchor our rescue missions of these abducted girls in fulfillment of the Words of Jesus in Luke 15:4-7 when he said:
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.”
While commemorating this Good Friday and celebrating the Death, Burial and Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, for whose sake we are been persecuted on a daily basis, we want to plead with all the Christians in Nigeria and around the world to pray for God’s intervention in the release of these girls and many others that are in Islamic captivity especially the likes of Leah Sharibu and Alice Ngadah.
We also want to make these very clear; Hausa is a tribe and not a religion and so, every Hausa man or woman can never be a Muslim. It is the fundamental human right of every Hausa man or woman to choose his or her faith but no one should be forced into accepting any faith or be marginalized for refusing to accept Islam. There are millions of Hausas in Northern Nigeria that are Christians and not only that there are many other tribes in northern Nigeria that are not Hausas and that are Christians. The earlier that the Muslims in Northern Nigeria realize this, the better it will be for them for the interest of peace and development of Northern Nigeria as a whole.
As for us, We are Hausas and We are Christians and we are proud to be called the Children of the Most High God, Yahweh and there is nothing the devil can do about it.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF THESE 3 GIRLS!
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