Meet the 11 Years Old Teenage Girl Who Just Give Birth in Jos.
Just when you thought you have seen it all in Nigeria, something new pops up. It seems the events are planned, each week in Nigeria there is always a new gist to talk about.
The new trending gist this week is the story of a teenage girl of about 11 years old who just gave birth to a baby girl in Jos, a state in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The northern part of Nigeria is known for allowing underage marriages.
Just recently, we brought you the story of a teenage couple who just got married and shared their wedding photos. The boy was just 16 years old while the girl was 15 years old.
Also, there was a story trending last week of pre-wedding photos of a 30 years old man flaunting his 11 years old bride.
The highest cases of rape and child abuse reports also come from the northern part of Nigeria.
According to the law in Nigeria, marriage to anyone below the age of 18 is illegal, but it seems the government is doing little to ensure this law is enforced.
Activist and anti-child abuse crusaders have advocated death by hanging as the capital punishment for those who commit the crime of rape.
This 11-year-old girl who just gave birth in Jos might have been another victim of rape even though we are yet to confirm the circumstances surrounding her teenage pregnancy.
It is clear, at this tender age she wouldn’t have wanted to become a mother. Her education will have to be put on hold, and her future might be shattered except the government take responsibility or a good Samaritan springs up from somewhere.
It is alarming that our children will have to go through this trauma of becoming a mother without no experience or mental capacity.
We call on the Government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency look into this case.
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