It appears two Nigerian teenagers have bitten off more than they can chew after their relatives reportedly forced them to get married.
A video of the marriage ceremony which has since become viral on the internet, captured the moment the 14-year-old boy and his alleged bride, a 15-year-old girl, were both filmed on camera as they were about to be joined in matrimony.
According to reports making the rounds online, the boy was forced to marry the teenage girl, who is a year older than him, after he got a little too cozy and impregnated her.
In the video, the young bride could be spotted with a protruding belly which could only mean that she had been pregnant for months.
The father of the bride who was also present at the ceremony advised his daughter to be careful as he handed her over to her teenage groom, emphasizing that she was no longer in her parent’s house.
Watch the video below:
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The video has since sparked a lot of mixed reactions from social media users online. Read some comments below:
itz_sopuruchy: The mother of the girl child has ruined her future,fine she made a mistake,but she should have taken her daughter in,take care of d grandchild,that will create a second chance for the girl to become something in life,other than marrying her off to a teenager,who knows nothing about parenthood..
outlaw_ongod: 14years old boy that they are still feeding impregnated a 15 years old girl that they are still feeding, who's going to feed the baby ...may God help Dem
miz_bahbie: Ignorance + illiteracy
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered a report that gave an insight into some of the reasons for child marriages in Nigeria. The report highlighted poverty, cultural traditions and gender inequality as some of the reasons for early marriages.
Early pregnancy and domestic abuse were also noted as some of the complications that arise from teenagers who are forced into marriage.
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