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Ese’s abduction: Until Nigeria makes example of Senator Yerima, there will be thousands of Yunusa – Soyinka

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Ese’s abduction: Until Nigeria makes example of Senator Yerima, there will be thousands of Yunusa – Soyinka

NEWISSUES, Abuja

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Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Nigerian government for allowing the practice of child marriages to thrive in the country.
Mr. Soyinka spoke Sunday ‎during a press conference titled ‘Justice At Bay: The Long, Twisted Road to Ese’ jointly hosted with Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer.
“Until we make an example of people like (Senator Ahmed) Yerima, there will be thousands of Yunusa,” said Mr. Soyinka, a Professor of Literature.
Mr. Yerima (APC, Zamfara West) in 2010 married a young Egyptian girl alleged to be 13 years old.
Yunusa Yellow allegedly abducted Ese Oruru, a Bayelsa teenager, ‎in 2015 to Kano where she was converted to Islam.
Mr. Soyinka also lauded the role Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano,‎ played in the saga noting that the “emir represents a modern traditional ruler who will help transform the primitive chief’s in power.”

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