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Ghana starts #BringBackOurTaadiGirls after Nigerian 'abducts' women

Ghana starts #BringBackOurTaadiGirls after Nigerian 'abducts' women

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There is currently a social media hashtag in Ghana demanding the rescue of three young ladies abducted by a Nigerian in the country’s Western Region.

#BringBackOurTaadiGirls is currently being used especially on Twitter to demand that police takes necessary action in a case that was reported over a month back.

All girls were reportedly kidnapped in Takoradi, capital of the oil-producing region. “Taadi” is a short form for Takoradi. Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie (15 years) was last seen on December 21, 2018.

But before her incident, another 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson had been kidnapped on the 4th of December. The other victim Priscilla Blessing Bentum also believed to be kidnapped was last seen on 17th August, 2018.

Police reportedly arrested a Nigerian national believed to be behind the incident but the suspect is said to have escaped from custody. He has since been rearrested but father of the 15-year-old said he believed his daughter had been killed.

Disturbed mother of another missing girl told local media portals that the kidnapper had taken a partial ransom but failed to deliver the girls.

A grieving mother begged the authorities to locate her daughters – whether dead or alive, stressing how difficult life had been without her daughter.

Some social media reactions are as follows:

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