A 60-year-old man from Kano State, Aminu Danmaliki, who has been accused of marrying an 11-year-old girl, recently spoke out about the rumor. The wedding video, which went viral on social media, led people to condemn the marriage of underage girls to older men and demand their protection.
However, Danmaliki refuted these claims through his Facebook page on Wednesday, asserting that his wife is 21 years old, not 11 years old, as people had claimed on social media. He explained that his wife, Sakina, had made her own choice to marry him, and he loved her too.
Despite the unfounded allegations and tension generated by their marriage, Danmaliki hoped that the truth would be accepted and that they would be left alone to enjoy their honeymoon.
The news headline has generated mixed reactions among the Facebook users. Kindly read some of the reactions from Nigerians that commented below the news on Facebook: