father forces 13years old daughter to marry 56years old man with 3 wives in kano

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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.

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