Miss Dorcas was taken to an imam’s house, the imam of Sultan Bello Mosque, in the city of Kaduna, where she was kept against her will and was forced to convert to Islam through the renouncing of Christianity and the recitation of Kalma Sha’ada, the Islamic creed.
A first-year chemistry student of Kaduna State University has been reportedly kidnapped and forced to convert from Christianity to Islam, according to a campus watchdog group.
20-year-old Dorcas Adedayo Adekanola was an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Students when other members noticed her absence for weeks, according to leaders of Campus Mission Watch (CMW).
Her parents were called by other Christian students on the 20th of September, saying they were distressed that Dorcas was acting strange before her disappearance.
“She was always looking scared, which shows she was being threatened by the Islamists on campus,” CMW leaders said in a press statement. “Dorcas was also not seen on campus for some days.”
After her parents were informed of her absence, they immediately called her mobile phone number.
“Their daughter’s phone was suddenly switched off, indicating that the call was rejected by her abductors, who kept her in the house of a Muslim cleric outside the campus,” the CMW leaders said. “We believe she was forcefully abducted and taken out of campus by the Islamists on the fear of parents of the Christian student withdrawing her from the university.”
Afriad that she may have been abducted and forced to convert to Islam, Dorcas’ parents reported her absence to school authorities and the commissioner of police that day (Sept. 20).
“The following day, Dorcas was suddenly seen in school, being conveyed in one of the Kaduna State University (KASU), MAJLIS buses belonging to Muslims in the institution at about 4:30 pm, to the campus Chief Security Officer’s (CSO’s) office,” the CMW leaders said, adding that her parents were quickly alerted and came to the CSO’s office.
“Miss Dorcas told her parents that she was taken to an imam’s house, the imam of Sultan Bello Mosque, in the city of Kaduna, where she was kept against her will and threatened not to disclose that she was coerced into embracing Islam, before being brought back to campus. One Muslim woman, Mallama Amina, an academic staff in the Department of Biochemistry, was appointed as her godmother, who facilitated her forceful conversion to Islam through the renouncing of Christianity and the recitation of Kalma Sha’ada, the Islamic creed,” Christian Headlines reports.
The abducted student said Amina also taught her how to do Islamic ablution and prayer, among other Muslim practices, and gave her “a lot in cash and kind,” including Islamic clothing, according to the CMW leaders.