By Micheal Ijoko
A group, Crusaders Against Child Marriage of Nigeria (CRACMN), has raised the alarm over an attempt on the life one of its members, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Yoosuf.
The Director of Research of CRACMN, Dr Emmanuel Kunle, who raised the alarm during a media parley with newsmen in Lagos on Friday, pleaded for help to end the targeted attack on the social crusader.
He said the woman was forced to go into hiding after her advocacy on child marriage pitched against some influential religious and traditionalist Alhaji
over his desperation to take an eight-year-old girl (name withheld) as wife after negotiating dowry with the girl’s father.
“Irked by the development, forces loyal to the Alhaji within Toto, a suburb in Nasarawa state, threatened to kill Oluwatoyin and kidnap her daughter.
“The incident forced her to going into hiding owing to series of threats on her life,” CRACMN Director of Research said.
He said the group gathered recently that the woman’s where about is unknown due to threats to her life and family.
CRACMN said its members would not be deterred on advocacy against child marriage.