Ibrahim Kanuma winces as he recalls the minute a 63-year-old guy asked him for their teenage child’s turn in wedding. The proposition had not been uncommon in northwestern Nigeria’s remote, dust-blown state of Zamfara, but he considered the suitor too old for their only child, Zainab (13).
“No matter if he previously been aged as much as 50 – okay. But that old, he will quickly perish and leave her lonely, ” states the civil servant in their workplace in Gusau, hawaii money. (more…)