Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

A wedding between an elderly grandfather and a prepubescent girl in Northern Nigeria has angered Nigerians. A photo of the couple’s wedding calendar was shared on Twitter after their marriage ceremony which held on Friday, Jan 22.  Though the bride’s age is not known, she looks like quite young while her groom is old and grey. Nigerians questioned why such practices still prevail and is even celebrated.   Others pointed out that the wedding is nothing short of child abuse.  This comes just weeks after an 83-year-old man married a 16-year-old girl in Northern Nigeria (read here).The post Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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