Abducted Hausa Boy Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity After His Rescue

Abducted Hausa Boy Now Speaks Igbo, Dumps Islam, Adopts Christianity After His Rescue
Jamila Saleh, the mother of one of the nine rescued Kano children, Umar Faruq, who were abducted and taken to Onitsha has raised an alarm over strange changes in his son's behaviours.
The Kano Sate Police Command had rescued the nine missing children, while they paraded six members of the kidnap gang.
The gang confessed to their crimes, however, the children's rescues seems to be exposing their parents to grief and disbelief than a respite.

In an interview with DAILY POST, one of the victim's mother, who was renamed Onyedika Ogbodo disclosed that she couldn't contend with some of her son's strange behaviours anymore.
According to Mrs Jamila Saleh, her 10-year-old son no longer wants to perform their regular Islamic practices, and when asked to pray, would tell her they were mere physical activities.
Speaking more, the grieved mother disclosed that Faruk would always perform Christian prayers whenever he wants to eat, as well as make gestures from his forehead to his left and right shoulders.
“Since the rescue of these children, we started noticing strange behaviors from Umar.
“He does not like praying anymore and was even telling us that he would not do it because it is just an exercise.
“On the very day he was reunited with us, he recited Christian prayers instead of the Muslims prayers whenever we bring him food.
“His father and I had to forcefully stop him from doing that and other Christian acts. We had to teach him to say ‘Bismillahi’ before eating the food,” 
she revealed.
She also lamented that Faruk now exhibits lackluster attitudes towards the Islam religion, and doesn't want to go to the mosque unless with much persuasions from his elder brother.
He has also forgotten the Hausa Language, and couldn't even recognise his parents when he was rescued, as he has been away for more than five years.
“My son was abducted when he was five years, about five years ago so I’m seeing him for the first time after so long.
“What made me cry was how he could not recognise me and neither knows his father and I nor had he ever see me in his life. It was a terrible situation,” 
she stated.
“I am shocked as my son, a fully Hausa-born child, finds it difficult to speak the Hausa language,” 
Mrs Saleh added.
She commended the Kano State Police Command for helping them to the rescue and thanked the general public as well for their concerns over the plight.

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