Schoolmates and friends of Ese Oruru on Wednesday said they were still in shock over her abduction and forceful marriage to a Kano-based man.
When The Nation visited the Central Epie Secondary School, Opolo, where Ese was an SSS 1 student before her sudden disappearance, normal academic and social activities were ongoing in the school.
There were indications that the abducted girl must have lived a quiet life in the school as most of the students claimed they did not know her.
After making inquiries, a student took our correspondent to three students in SSS 1 whom she identified as Ese’s friends.
The friends, who identified themselves simply as Faith, Esther and Ebiyomi, said they were shocked at the way their friend was taken away.
However, Faith said she was happy that the puzzle about her disappearance had been resolved and she was on her way back.
She said they had made an arrangement to go to the girl’s house and receive her.
“We have missed her. I am happy we are going to see her again. I was very shocked when I heard about the story, though I did not believe it at first.
“After school that day I rushed to her parents’ house to confirm what I heard in school. When I got to their house I met her father who narrated the story to me. It was really sad,” she said.
Faith said it was not true that Ese eloped with the Kano-based man, adding that she never discussed anything relating to love with them.