Today in Nigerian History: 13th April

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On this day in 2014, A Nigerian child-bride, 14 year-old Wasila Umaru, killed her 35 year-old husband, after being forced to marry him…

After the wedding, the groom, Sani Umaru invited some friends to celebrate in Ungwar Yansoro village, which is close to the city of Kano. However, during the festivities, Wasila slipped some rat poison into the rice that was being served.

Umaru was tried in adult rather than juvenile court and was charged with the murder but was released from prison, and death sentence. She was released for the efforts of countless dedicated Nigerian women, individuals and groups.

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