Miracle reunion of mother, African boy kidnapped to help blind beggars

Miracle reunion of mother, African boy kidnapped to help blind beggars

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[BBC] Samuel Abdulraheem has no recollection of the day he was abducted, aged seven, from his family home in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.

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Although he came from a large family – his father had 17 children by four wives – Samuel was on his own with a nanny that day.

His family were told he had gone outside to ride his bicycle.

They would not see him again for another six years.

“There is nothing we didn’t do to try to find him,” his older sister Firdausi Okezie recalls.

Then aged 21, she was not made aware of his disappearance at first.

Her brother had always enjoyed rushing to answer the phone and speak with her when she called home from university.

But when other members of the household began answering it when she rang, she suspected something was wrong.

This article continues at [BBC] The boy abducted to guide blind beggars in Nigeria

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