Gov. Tambuwal orders probe of another teenager’s “abduction” in Sokoto

Patience Paul
Patience Paul Photo:

The Sokoto State government on Thursday said it ordered investigation into an alleged abduction and forced marriage of a 15-year-old girl, Patience Paul, in Sokoto State.

A statement by Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said the governor had ordered the state human rights commission and other agencies to investigate the matter immediately.

“Gov Aminu Waziri Tambuwal directed the state Human Rights Commission to undertake a thorough investigation into the allegations and report same to the government.

“In the interim, the Human Rights Commission was asked to present an interim report and update the public with all information as it becomes available,” Mr. Imam said.

Reports say the teenage girl, Paul, was abducted and kept at the palace of the Sultan of Sokoto.

“In the first 24 hours, the state Human Rights Commission has contacted the Sultanate Council and the State Police Command for a briefing.

“The state Human Rights Commission has also spoken to the State Hisbah Commission, as well as the person whose phone number was given in the initial allegation made online.

“Despite efforts, however, the state Human Rights Commission has been unable to contact the family of Patience Paul or anyone who will shed more light on the allegations,” Mr. Imam said.

The state Human Rights Commission has opened a public plea urging Ms. Paul’s family or representatives to contact it for a detailed briefing.

“Other institutions to be contacted are Citizens Rights Dept, Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Justice, Sokoto on 08035903799.

“Agencies to be contacted: The Nigeria Police, Sokoto State Police Command Headquarters, Sokoto or state Human Rights Commission and 07066666618, 08158582828.

“Other agencies to be contacted are office of Media and Public Affairs, Governor’s Office, Sokoto on 07037072938,”


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  • New Nigerian

    IG Arase, where is Tompolo? I can give you a clue – ask the Telecom
    operators for his numbers and let them also tell you based on records on
    their system where he is right now, this moment…they can. Stop
    wasting press on soft culture wars – without prejudice to the fact of this alleged case…Tompolo is a clear, present and consistent danger
    to Nigeria and Nigerians…produce him today and keep us updated on
    what you are doing to produce him….again, if you are serious, you can
    arrest him today. The telecom providers can tell you where he is or when
    he last used his phone from wherever and if he has left Nigeria they’d
    tell you through trails of his calls when he last spoke in Nigeria and
    if he used his phone abroad from where.

    • evidence

      Yeah, hound Tompolo that wants resource control while Sanusi and Sultan are given a free pass after they’ve been indicted ‎in kidnap,rape and child bride syndicate. Let’s not even talk about fulani herdsmen that are the only civilians allowed to carry AK 47 and how buhari has looked the other way, while they kill,destroy and takeover the land and properties of their victims. The title and content of the story is about the heinous crime against children yet you come here to spew trash. You must be one of the pedophiles the police and media need to beam their searchlights on. I advise the telecoms company to get your ip address and trace you and hand to over to the police, am sure you’re hiding some underage girls in your abode. Terrorist pedophile.

    • Ogbunigwe

      Na who be this Imbecile again, why are you always sitting with your brain?


    Can you imagine this?

  • McAlfred Uta

    This a better response by Governor Tambuwal. With these kind of stories it is obvious that this type of abduction is condoned in most northern states. But because a Southerner, Ese was involved the case assumed a larger than life proportion and became a national matter. I suspect that the numerous vvf cases in the north may be the outcome of some crank abduction by the likes of Yunusa Yellow. Can the lazy Legislooters sorry Legislators in Abuja come up with a law banning early marriage and/or forced marriage as a federal legislation. One more thing of all the Agencies that received marching orders from Tambuwal, I didn’t hear about the Police. Is it because of their mishandling of the Ese case or are they now abdicating their constitutional responsibilities.


    Where does the child girl PATIENCE PAUL come from ?

    • Nwa Aba {Proud Biafran}



        Thank you bro !

  • wonderboi

    Apparently, this is part or has become part of Northerner way of life, they are misogynist, and so backward and so disrespectful to woman in general let alone girl-child, they often see woman as sex object and relegated them to baby making products and there subordinate otherwise slaves. no wonder why majority of them are against western education, simply because of the beliefs and ideology they are hanging on.looking this deeply i can see a bit of correlations between Boko-haram and ordinary Northerner,now their quest for unde-age virgin girls is now making them to extends beyond their regions

    • Tom Nwafor

      With this ‘quest for under-age virgin girls’ shall we continue with the illusion that the chibok girls will remain girls and not mothers by the time they are eventually found?

  • emmanuel

    Ese, Emirs palance and Patience Sultans palace.
    Southerners the jihad has technically started. Prepare for the worse and fight dirty too

  • Tom Nwafor

    Why have Emir’s palaces become a haven
    for keeping these abducted girls; or, is it a practice in Islam to send
    any abducted girl intended for marriage or conversion to Islam to Emir’s
    palace for proper debriefing? Please pardon my ignorance in this

  • TrueNja

    Where is Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President condemnation of this barbaric act?

  • DOD

    Hausa Fulanis and paedophilia go hand in hand. Want to find Chibok girls? Look inside the palaces of the Emirs

    • john Ogwuche

      DOD, with this recent revelation I tend to agree with you that the Chibok girls should be search for in all the Emirs Palace across the Northern States. Good suggestion DOD. Security Agencies should take note of this.