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Girls Forced Into Marriage: Nigeria’s Hidden, Ignored Epidemic

Girls Forced Into Marriage: Nigeria’s Hidden, Ignored Epidemic
Following the release of 14-year-old Ese Oruru, PUNCH's Arukaino Umukoro writes about the cases of the abduction and forced underage marriages of teenage girls in Nigeria.

It was a case of twisted irony. A month before President Muhammadu Buhari launched the “Year of Action to End Violence Against Children in Nigeria,” which was September 15, 2015, 14-year-old Ese Rita Oruru, was abducted.

During the launch, every state was called upon to launch campaigns to end violence against children.



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