Wide-eyed and haunted, the heartbreaking expressions on this young girl's faces hint at an innocence cruelly snatched away. She should be playing, learning and enjoying her childhood. But instead this youngster, as young as Ten is being married off in a secret wedding.
Forced early marriage thrives in the Northern region of Nigeria, often in defiance of national laws.
Child marriage is a human rights violation. Despite laws against it, the practice remains widespread,
An Hausa man living in the Northern part Nigeria marries the pictured little child, his cousin then post photos from the wedding and brags on social media, Facebook saying
''As Long As Her Private Part Is Wide Enough To Take Penis She Is No Longer A Child''
The Questions is why would parent pushed their girls into marrying older men
Child marriage threatens girls’ lives and health, and it limits their future prospects. Girls pressed into child marriage often become pregnant while still adolescents, increasing the risk of complications in pregnancy or childbirth. These complications are a leading cause of death among older adolescents .