It has been revealed that a Qur’anic School
teacher in Kurna Babban Layi area of Kano has
perfected plans to marry off his 13-year-old
daughter, Bilkisu, to his 56-year-old friend.
The revelation was made by a relative of the
under age girl who raised the alarm on Saturday
when she took the teenager to Freedom Radio
office in Kano for a campaign against the
According to Daily Nigerian, the teary-eyed girl
revealed that she does not love the man, saying
she always cried whenever the matter was
The relative, who pleaded not to be named,
said she is calling for authorities, especially
Kano State governor and Emir of Kano, to
intervene and abort the marriage, billed to hold
Friday next week.
She said she was concerned about the kind of
life the girl would live if she married a man who
has three wives and many grown up children.
“The groom has three wives, many children and
grandchildren. I am appealing to Emir of Kano
Muhammadu Sanusi and governor of Kano to
help intervene,” she said.
She also disclosed that the father planned to
marry off Bilkisu’s sister of almost same age.