Thursday, 16 May 2019

Find out what this man said about child marriages in the North

A man identified as Umar Ibrahim has spoken out on the issues on child marriages in the North, which he said is being neglected by even the religious leaders.

He narrated his encounter with a young girl that was struggling to place a baby on her back. He later found out it was her baby and wondered how a girl at that age would have one.

He therefore called out the Arewa Leaders and the Mallams to start sensitizing the people on the dangers of child marriage in the North of Nigeria.

He wrote:

I want to go on my knees and beg Arewa Leaders and Mallams, please start speaking against child marriages. It is painful and heart wrenching to see a child struggling to back a baby, and when I asked I was told its her baby. I was shivering in anger while sharing the gift money.

I asked and was told it’s normal sight at the hospital. This isn’t Islam! This is your culture and it is barbaric. I’d rather not marry than marry a child. I make bold to say if you have a sister being married off at below 16 please runaway with her.

Those predators will marry her, divorce her with pregnancy and she’d end up being that which you think you want to prevent her from being. We have them all around already.

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