Efforts are being made to rescue a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly dashed out to a 50-year-old prophet in Benue state to marry. According to reports, it is alleged that her parents gave her out to the prophet.
Source : laudunladi’s blog
An activist who got hold of the news is now making efforts to storm Delta State and rescue the poor girl. Informing the public of his intention, he wrote;
14 Year old girl from Kwale, Delta state married out to Benue based prophet
Two weeks ago, received a complaint of child marriage/child abuse from our undercover agent (Name withheld). ‘Her name is Nonye, from Kwale, Delta state. Handed over to a 50yrs old Prophet by her own parents. According to report, the girl is now mentally unstable.
“We will need full support of Ministry of Justice Delta state headed by Hon. Barr. Peter Mrakpor and other agencies to enable us facilitate her retrieval. #RetrieveRehabilitateGirlChild. My friends in Benue, I will need your full support and cooperation as we travel down to your State. #TreatUsWell “Child marriage undermines progress on girls’ Education. Child Marriage a rights violation that undermines the health and prospects of girls. #EndChildMarriage.”