Wedding Of 70 Year Old Nigerian Man & 15 Year Old Girl: A Religion-Inspired Child Sexual Abuse Act

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70 Year Old Nigerian Man Marries 15 Year Old Girl…Why Increasing Child Marriages In Northern Nigeria Causing High Rate Of VVF

Two days ago, news of how 70 year old Nafsi-Nafsi, also known as Yakubu Chanji, married a 15 year old teenager in Kwangila area of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, appeared online.

Although many Nigerians, especially southern Christians, as expected, were horrified and frowned at this piece of information, for many, it was not news.

This kind of union would be the latest of an infinite number of such marriages in northern Nigeria, and else where around the Islamic world.

Like countless men before him, Mr Chanji has not acted out of the blue, but rather, has towed the line of a certain “prophet”, and has in fact followed principle and dictate of a certain religious ideology.

There was a certain “prophet” who, not only married a 6 year old and consummated the marriage when the child was 9, also took the wife of his own adopted son, and cited a certain god’s directive to do so.

Although some adherents of this religion would have us believe that the child was not 6 when this man, who himself was 55 at the time , married her, there are several references in the most authentic Hadiths of this religion, stating that she was in fact 6 when the man took her as wife!

It is recorded that she went to live with him at that tender age, and they “consummated” -i.e began engaging in sex- the marriage when she turned 9. There are even references to how the little girl carried her dolls to the house of this grown man when she went to live with him, and how she played with other little kids in the area. So regardless of the argument and an attempt to change the narrative today, we know this little child was prepubescent.

Now, a man in his mid 50s having sexual relations with a prepubescent girl without the cognitive ability to understand, or maturity to approve, is hardly something any god would permit let alone approve.

Another fact is that, one of the other wives of this same “prophet”, Safiyya by name, was a Jew who was captured in one of the over 60 battles that this same man either contrived or led during his lifetime, she witnessed the slaughter of her entire family at the hands of this same man -who was almost 60 at the time-and his army, while she was still a teenager.

In today’s estimation, this would clearly be seen as child molestation and abuse, especially considering the fact that her family had been slaughtered and she obviously would not have consented to such a marriage in the first instance, in the face of such reality…

It is on record that most of the wives of this “prophet” were far younger than him and we’re pretty, in fact, after most of his battles, it is recorded that he usually appropriated the most pretty women to himself, one of the reasons why he married more women than his own revelation allowed…

According to some of the most reliable sources of the religion founded by this man, we read how:

“Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) married me when I was six years old. Then we came to Madeenah and stayed in Bani al-Haarith ibn Khazraj. I fell ill and my hair started to fall out (due to the illness; then it grew back thick again). My mother Umm Roomaan came to me whilst I was on a swing and my friends were with me. She shouted for me and I came to her, not knowing what she wanted. She took me by the hand and led me to the door of the house. I was out of breath and we waited until I had calmed down, then she took some water and wiped my face and head, then took me inside. There were some women of the Ansaar in the house, and they said: ” ‘Alaa al-khayri wa’l-baraka wa ‘ala khayri taa’ir (blessings, best wishes, etc).” My mother handed me over to them and they tidied me up, then suddenly the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was there. It was mid-morning, and they handed me over to him. At that time I was nine years old.”

-Al-Bukhaari, 3605

And then, we also read how:

“Khadeejah died three years before the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) migrated to Madeenah. He stayed alone for two years or thereabouts, then he married ‘Aa’ishah when she was six years old, and consummated the marriage when she was nine years old.”

-Al-Bukhaari, 3607

What is problematic today is that many followers of this man insists that he is the “perfect example of human conduct” and so must be emulated. To this day, their Shariah Law, according to experts, permits child marriage.

There are even those who argue that since his child wife was well known to have been his “favorite”, that account gives many of his male followers the excuse and license to marry little girls, a thing that has been proven that many of them really prefer.

We are all witnesses to how a former northern governor went to import a 13 year old Egyptian girl as wife, and also tried to invade our National Assembly with his ideology.

Considering that child marriage is driven by poverty and has many effects on girls’ health, considering the increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, malaria, death during childbirth, and obstetric fistulas and so on, which right thinking individual with a heart, would support the marriage of a grown man to child?

Our little girls, especially in the north, are at increased risk of premature birth and death as neonates, infants, or children, if this practice is not discouraged, and this is not counting those who have died as a result of being pregnant, even though they were kids themselves.

Till date, northern Nigeria has the highest rate of VVF, mother and child mortality, alimajiris, underage Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and so on, and yet, we see an increase in child marriages, all on the example of a man who’s not even Nigerian, who lived 1400 years ago in an Arabian desert?

May GOD help us….

20 thoughts on “Wedding Of 70 Year Old Nigerian Man & 15 Year Old Girl: A Religion-Inspired Child Sexual Abuse Act

  1. It is wrong. Am a Muslim but will never allow my daughter to pass through dis horror.
    It is a common thing among the Almajiris.
    D age long practise should be stopped.
    We are ruining the future of our daughters

    • bless you!.. anyways was just on here looking for Amanda and there you go she’s right down the comment section…lol

  2. May God give Muslim families wisdom.
    How can you people be following a path that leads to destruction. I don’t get it.

    • This is your problem?. Arent there bigger problems out there with many women turned prostitutes, do you have any solution to that?. Children are abused daily in nigeria by family members, school teachers, neighbours. Children are killed for money ritual and the list goes on. Is this the only issue you can pinpoint?.

      Long long ago this platform posted father molested his daughter and we have many cases like this. So leave this man alone. There are bunch of 15 yr olds in nigeria and in the western world who have already pregnant or have fatherless babies. You need to worry about that.

      There are state in the western world that allow marriageable age (with consent) at age 15. So get over this silliness and focus your energy on something else.

      • @ Amanda what is wrong with you. I hope this happen to all your daughters since you are ok by it.
        Very heartless person using Amanda to cover face. May be you are even a pedophile yourself. I am worried to see what Islam has turned all of you to.
        How come Muslims in the South West don’t indulge in such pedophilic acts?

      • I hope you are not a mother, but I am sorry you are a woman. Don’t compare western world with African countries. There is no western world who passes that 15 years should be married with the consent of the parents, because it is child abuse. Women are their own worse enemies, how can you say, a 70 year old man be married to a 15 year old, even if the family don’t have money to send the girl to school, do you know the future of the girl? Don’t use religion to abuse young girls. There are bigger problems but this is also part of the a big social vice that gribbles the society. Please learn to have a heart for people who are going through problems

      • Are you alright at all??? How can you be in support of this horrific act? Just as @ Joy Amaka said, you must be a pedophile under the guise of a female’s name. #SMH

  3. This is so sick and disgusting……I wish there’s a way these young girls can be rescued from these dirty, filthy, smelly, disgusting old pedophiles. That picture says alot. I can’t even imagine what she’s going through. Sad😞

  4. Child abuse has become rampant in our society and has become a bigger problem. Out of lack of knowledge, poverty, insensitivity and hopelessness we give out our children. Some men are so insensitive and lustful that they think they can do anything they want and get away with it, and sometimes some women too support issues that should take a stand for it. We should stop using religion and selfish act plus lustful behaviour to do somethings that are not helpful. Do you know how many young girls have died out of having children, since they are also children.

  5. That is why they will continue to fight education especially for the girl child in the north. They know that is the only power these little girls will have to fight their barbaric traditions in the name of religion.

  6. And if she kills this pedophile tomorrow the society will brand her evil. Why force this innocent 15 year old into this mess? Stephanie Okereke is there campaigning and wasting her money for the cure of Vistula disease rampant in the North and someone in the name of Amanda is her supporting this evil? I don’t think a true mother will support this evil practice. Amanda as I can deduct is a learned lady/woman and I don’t think she is the one that gave that stupid response.

  7. See bunch of hypocrites. Any negative thing that has connection with muslims, they came here to make noise as if they care that much. I have never told you that i support this. I simply condemned your hypocrisy. You all pretend as if you don’t see how your society in nigeria abuses children by beating the crap out of them for stealing, for refusing to go on errands for you, for money rituals, slavery in the name of house help and the list goes on.

    And you are here screaming over someone’s problem as if you care. Stop pretending as if there are no 15 yr old students in high school in nija who have already have babies by fvck boys. You have no solution to that but you got the nerve to condemn this?. Go and work on that first bcus that’s more threatening to society than this bcus they produce fatherless babies and then dump babies in sewers on the streets. Why are you all pretending as if this dont happen?.

    If this 15yr old gets pregnant for this old man, i am sure she is far better than those 15 yr old b!tches out there who are just fvcking any man they see. And yes, the fellow who said there is no western state that allows 15 yr old to marry by parent consent, it seems you are not well informed. This is the age of information and you still remain in stone age?. Go and watch paternity court and, aUS tv court drama and see teenagers pregnant by young dudes who deny paternity bcus they sleep with multiple partners at the same time. Get over your nonsense and educate yourselves.

    Mary the mother of Jesus was said to marry Josef at 12 who was 99. So why are you here screaming over bull****t?. Alafin of OYO married a young lady who is young enough to be his granddaughter. But you people only complain when poor muslim man marries young lady. Get over this s******s. I know you don’t care about the young 15yr old girl. You only care because you are looking for a way to insult islam and muslims.

    • Point of correction, Mary was never 12 neither was Joseph 99yrs old. Where on earth did you get this twisted gale? Alaafin of Oyo’s youn wives are not teenagers. The youngest is in her 20s. Nobody is looking for an excuse to insult your religion but the writer is saying people especially in Northern Nigeria use your religion to justify child abuse in the name of marriage which is true. Muslims in the South give their girls education and not child marriage. Even the Emir of Kano is against the practice of child marriage but his fellow northerners attacked him for daring to oppose their madness. A teenager who is loose can still retrace her stepsmunlike the one who is bound by the law of marriage and whose life is destroyed by VVF, divorce, domestic violence and all sorts of marriage infested madness. Try to be objective in your arguements

      • Are you objective?. You said south west give their children education while ignoring clear evidences of child abuses n south west and in other parts of the country including sorth west.

        You talked about teenagers can retract their steps later. Good but not after they already become public toilet for every damn man who don’t want them to marry young. This is why you don’t support young marriage.

        By the way, what’s the difference between a teenager who fvcks around every man she meets and have babies by different fathers and some of the fathers don’t even want to take responsibility compared to a teenager who is married, have babies and the husband doesn’t deny and take responsibility for the paternity?.

        Keep deceiving yourself. A teenager who is wayward is not exempted from VVF but you are not just comfortable with law sourounding marriage. You are making this case as if it is bigger problem compared to father sleeping with her daughter which is very common in South West, the so called educated region. Get piority right.

        Also you see hunch it these teenagers on Facebook go naked. They are from South West and East. This is not morality your Bible teaches, is it?.

        Worry about bigger problems and leave the people alone. There are overwhelming 14 yr old girls in the West who gave birth and they are not in their 30s and 40s. You will see 30yr old grandma in America. There are still 14 yr old girl right now having babies in America. Are they exempted from VVF?. So do the math and stop talking about vvf.

        You all don’t want these young girls to marry because you wanna enjoy them and dumb them. This is typical of CHRISTIANS.

  8. Point of correction, Mary was never 12 neither was Joseph 99yrs old. Where on earth did you get this twisted gale? Alaafin of Oyo’s youn wives are not teenagers. The youngest is in her 20s. Nobody is looking for an excuse to insult your religion but the writer is saying people especially in Northern Nigeria use your religion to justify child abuse in the name of marriage which is true. Muslims in the South give their girls education and not child marriage. Even the Emir of Kano is against the practice of child marriage but his fellow northerners attacked him for daring to oppose their madness. A teenager who is loose can still retrace her stepsmunlike the one who is bound by the law of marriage and whose life is destroyed by VVF, divorce, domestic violence and all sorts of marriage infested madness. Try to be objective in your arguements

  9. Besides, we can’t even confirm this story. Picture doesn’t prove anything. They did the same to Palestinians some yrs ago by putting up pictures of men with 6 yrs old girls as “brides” and groomsmen. We later discovered the babies were actually flowers girls use during marriage ceremony.

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