While there have been conflicting reports on Ese Oruru, the Nigerian teenager kidnapped from her family in August 2015 and taken to Kano to get married, one thing is for sure, she will need lots of counselling and support over the next few months.
Yesterday, Premium Times shared this video of her resisting going with Police officers.
While today, Punch Newspaper has published this brief interview.
In an exclusive, but brief chat with our correspondent at about 9.45pm, Ese sounded happy on the telephone.
She said, “Hello,” and laughed when our correspondent spoke to her.
“How are you?” Our correspondent asked. She laughed and replied ‘Fine.”
“We are glad you are safe and on your way back home.”
“Who is this,” she asked.
“How was your journey?”
“We have not started the journey, maybe tomorrow,” she said, probably referring to the onward trip to Bayelsa.
“Hope they treated you well and you are fine?”
“I am not fine,” she said curtly.
She replied, “When I come we should see. I don’t know you.”
“I will be looking forward to meeting you,” our correspondent replied.
What all this shows is that Ese needs Nigerians support and prayers. After the media cycle moves on, we really hope she gets all the love, help and support she needs.