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Kubwa widow finds mentally ill daughter months after disappearance

A widow residing in Kubwa town, FCT, on Sunday found her adult daughter who went missing about 9 months ago after she developed mental illness.…

A widow residing in Kubwa town, FCT, on Sunday found her adult daughter who went missing about 9 months ago after she developed mental illness.

The girl, identified as Abigail, reportedly became mentally ill after she attended a relative’s burial with her mother in their home town, in one of the south eastern states.

A commander of the Security Vigilante in Zuma community under Suleja council, Murtala Usman, who participated in handing over the victim to her mother, told City & Crime yesterday that the woman was full of joy for finding her daughter.

A neighbour saw her a few days ago, he disclosed.

“The woman arrived with several photos of the girl, including those they were together, to confirm she is the mother.

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“She told us that she went to several churches in search for the girl; held prayers and sacrifices, but that she was always told that her daughter was in Lagos, with others claiming she was dead.

“She said she spent a lot in the search but all in vain, until the good news about her whereabouts a few days ago through a neighbour, who is an Okada rider,” Usman added.

“Her mother demanded for her fresh photo to be taken, which she said she would use as evidence that her daughter was not a prostitute, as some people tried to put it,” he said.

City & Crime further learnt that the young woman had since been taken to a psychiatric hospital in Kaduna with assistance from a member of the community who gave his vehicle for the journey.