While the dust set by forceful child marriage in Nigeria is yet to settle, a Quranic School teacher in Kurna Babban Layi area of Kano State has reportedly perfected plans to marry off his 13-year-old daughter, Bilkisu, to his 56-year-old friend.
The relatives of the teenager have called on the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, to intervene and abort the marriage billed to hold Friday next week.
The said relation on Saturday, raised the alarm when he took Bilkisu to Freedom Radio office in Sharada area of the state for a media campaign against the marriage.
Speaking, Bilkisu said she does not love the man.
According to her, she always cried whenever the matter was mentioned.
The state governor and Emir, are however, yet to comment on the incident.
The issue of child marriage has recently caused serious stir across the nation.
This is coming after the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman was accused of marrying off a 14-year-old girl, Habiba Isiyaku, to her kidnapper, although, he dismissed the allegation, saying the girl had indicated her interest in marrying her alleged abductor.