Nigeria lawmaker’s plan for mass wedding of orphans sparks uproar – The Bryan Times

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A Nigerian state lawmaker’s plan to sponsor the marriage of 100 brides orphaned by violence has sparked a row over religious and cultural norms and calls for the courts to intervene.

Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, the speaker of the local assembly in northwest Niger State, planned to support the marriage of the orphans, who have all lost relatives to attacks on villages by heavily armed gangs.

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