Child Marriage: 14 Year Old Child Bride Poisons Her Groom And His Friends In Kano State

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In  Ungwar Yansoro village of Gaya local government area of Kano state,  a fourteen-year-old bride, Wasila Umaru, allegedly poisoned her 35-year- old groom, Umaru Sani and three others.

The young girl allegedly carried this out using rat poison known locally as Shinkafa Bera which she bought at a village market for N80. She applied it in the food which she served her husband and his friends.

Two of the victims- Nasiru Mohammed and Alhassan Alhassan of Yansoro Kademi- died on the spot. The third victim, a woman, Indo Ibrahim, died in the hospital.

Ten other people ,who also ate the food, have been discharged from the hospital.

Afterwards, the girl confessed that she was responsible for the crime because she was forced to marry the man who she didn’t love.

Police spokesman Musa Magaji Majiya said the bodies had been taken to the hospital for autopsy

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