In many countries, girls and women are forced to live in fear that they will be kidnapped and forced into marriage with a stranger. Bride kidnapping is practiced by certain communities in Ethiopia, mainly in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region. This story of a girl from an Ethiopia is shocking. Read the article to know the story.
Kidnapping and forced into marriages, and trafficking
Gender equality has been a problem in Ethiopia for decades but has had an improvement over the past three years. The USAID is one of the worldwide countries that have done a lot in promoting women in Ethiopia and giving them an opportunity to live a better life without discrimination.
Still, in few places, women are facing the problems.
This is exactly what occurs in Ethiopia in the fall of 2015, when a group of seven men kidnapped a girl keeping in order to force her to wed one of them.
She was missing
The young lady had been absent for seven days when the police managed to find her.
Kidnappers were behind her
What the kidnappers didn’t know was that three lions had seen the incident. And when police reached the spot, they couldn’t believe their eyes. What happened next will shock you! Click on the next page to continue.
Girl was surrounded by the lions
The 12-year-old young lady was surrounded by three lions. Yet, the Lions weren’t going to damage her. Rather, they were protecting her.
As lions would normally have attacked and eaten the girl, but they did a rare thing. Which will human will never imagine from the wild animals. Click on the next page to know the story.
They saved her
It worked out that the lion had frightened away the men who snatched the girl and had remained with her for a half day.
“They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest,” police sergeant Wondimu Wedajo told reporters. Click on the next page to continue.
Lions saved her but?
The Lions’ protect exertion presumably spared the young lady’s life, since it’s normal for women in Ethiopia to be assaulted and extremely beaten until the point that they accept the marriage.
We humans have a lot to learn from animals
The girl got treatment for her wounds yet recouping from the shock and fear of the abducting and beating would take any longer. Four of the kidnappers were captured by the police, however, it’s doubtful whether the other men were ever gotten.