Young Christian Girl Forced by Sharia Court in Nigeria to Marry Muslim Man
ICC Note: Women are victims of Sharia Law since they are not respected nor able to exercises any of their freedoms. Many young girls in Nigeria and other Islamic countries are forced into marriage with older men and also obligated to convert to Islam. Unfortunately, these incidents are too common and the victims are not able to seek justice.
05/02/2017, Nigeria (The Christian Post) – The 16-year-old daughter of a Nigerian church leader was forcibly converted to Islam and married off to her Muslim boss by a Sharia court in the Niger state, a local news outlet has reported.
The Nigerian newspaper The Sunday Sun reports that the parents of Janet Habila have challenged a Sharia court’s decision to marry their daughter to a Muslim man named Nasiru, a tailor for whom she worked for in the Erena district of the Shiroro Local Government Area, without their consent.
Janet served as an apprentice for Nasiru after she was enrolled by her father, Habila Gambo, in Nasiru’s tailoring school.