PHOTOS: 8-year-old Nigerian girl marries 14-year-old boy in Zaria
This 8-year-old Nigerian girl reportedly married a 14-year-old SS1 boy in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The groom reportedly paid her bride price to her parents but the new wife will not move into his home until after 10 years.
The couple are of the Baba Ahmed family and this is reportedly not the first of such marriages they have conducted.
Sources told Abiyamo reporters that although the marriage has indeed been formalized between the two ‘lovers’, there will be no sexual intercourse until at least they finish their secondary schooleducation. It is unclear if there will be other marital duties such as cooking, living together or going for outings.
According to the culture of the Northerners in Nigeria, that ceremony signifies the girl is being betrothed to the boy but as soon as they are both mature enough usually after Secondary school, then they properly consummate the marriage and can perform marital duties.