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Stop Child Marriage in Northern Nigeria

Posted: Sun, March 18, 2018 | By: Nigeria

​by Abdulrahman Aliyu

See the sadness on this young girl’s face. This was from a marriage in northern Nigeria.

My question is, will any of my educated, well to do Muslim friends from the North of Nigeria, allow this sort of thing to happen to their daughter or sister?

Will you allow your daughter or sister to marry at such age?

I am also aware that in the past, people got married sometimes immediately after attaining puberty, especially the girls.

It was more or less a universal culture at the time. But things have changed now. Shouldn’t we move forward with change?

Such a child will never enjoy this marriage. You end up stealing her childhood. Look at the picture to see how angry that girl is. That’s the type that will kill the man as if it’s a joke.


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