Viral photos of underage couple who tied the knot in Sokoto stirs controversy
A 17-yr-old boy named Abubakar has reportedly tied the knot with a 15-year-old girl known as Maryam, thereby sparking reactions online.
The teenagers were said to have recently held the nikkah (Muslim wedding) in Sokoto state and it was attended by family members.
Photos of the underage couple surfaced online and got people debating about whether it is legally and morally acceptable.
Some, however, said that in the north, it is a norm for kids to get married at a tender age.
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Reacting, thomaseddy4321 said; This should not be encouraged… SHES ONLY 15!!
abunazeeer; this is wrong sha. if we see true make we talk.
lucio_blinds_1; Life no suppose pass like this normally 😂
underdog_live; Normal level for this side o
Nancie22435; Is this not against the law in Nigeria? whats rilly happenin??
kazzimbendit; But na normal thing for arewa na, even younger ones are marrying old men