Sep 16 2013
NIGERIAN Senate rules that a girl can be married off as young as 10 years old or younger, as long as her parents want to give her away
The Senate decided to alter the part of the constitution that stipulates a woman shall not be qualified for marriage until she attains the 18 years. This was done after Senator Sani of Zamfara rang the alarm that stating a certain age for women before they can get married is against Islamic law.
Sani himself had in 2009 married a 13 year old Egyptian in violation of the constitution. Nigeria’s population is about 50% Muslim and 50% Christian, with terrorist groups like Boko Haram doing their best to wipe out the Christian population. (See links below)
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