Teenage boy forced to marry teenage girl that he impregnated

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A teenage boy in Anambra State, Nigeria, has been allegedly forced to marry a girl whom he impregnated.

According to reports, the family of the pregnant girl insisted that the boy should marry her due to her condition. The two teenagers were reportedly joined together in wedding attended by only few members of the family and friends of the ‘couple’.

A former Coordinator of National Youths Council of Nigeria in Aguata LGA of Anambra state, Chinedu Okpala, called on activists, well meaning individuals both National and International, National Youth’s Council of Nigeria (NYCN), National Council of Women’s Societies (NCWS), FIDA, Federal Ministry of Women affairs, and all the relevant organizations, to look into the alleged forced marriage between the teenagers as it appears they are not ‘ready’ for marriage considering they have ‘no means of livelihood’.

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