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Investigate Yerima’s marriage, group tells Egypt, Nigeria

Following the marriage of a minor by Senator Ahmed Yerima,  Alliances for Africa has called on the governments of Nigeria and Egypt to immediately carry out an investigation into the marriage and prosecute Yerima if he is found culpable. 

The group, in a statement presented after the 47th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Gambia, also called on both governments to take steps towards ensuring the safety of the girl-child and prevent a reoccurrence of such incidence.

According to the group called on both government to immediately domesticate and implement treaties bordering on the rights and welfare of the child and rights of Women in Africa in order to curb the incidents of early marriages.


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