• Cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

    Cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

    An elderly cleric has been arrested in Afghanistan after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

    Mohammad Karim, said to be aged around 60, was held in central Ghor province as he claimed her parents gave him the girl as a “religious offering”, officials said.

    But they cited the family of the girl, believed to be in shock, as saying that she was abducted from western Herat […]

  • Shocking! Six year-old girl burnt to death in a church in Lagos

    Shocking! Six year-old girl burnt to death in a church in Lagos

    The Lagos State Fire Service said a six-year-old girl was burnt to death in a church in the early hours of Saturday in Egbeda area of the state.

    The Director of the service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred at about 2 a.m. at Faith Revival Church.

    Fadipe said that the inferno affected the boys’ quarters of the church while a vigil was going on at the main auditorium.

    “We met the fire raging when […]