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Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

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.

 

Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

 

Though the bride’s age is not known, she looks like quite young while her groom is old and grey.

Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

 

Nigerians questioned why such practices still prevail and is even celebrated. 

 

Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

 

Others pointed out that the wedding is nothing short of child abuse.

 

Outrage as elderly grandfather weds young girl

 

This comes just weeks after an 83-year-old man married a 16-year-old girl in Northern Nigeria (read here).

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