A child bride forced into marriage in Kano has poisoned her husband and his friends by lacing their food with rat poison, police have said.
Fourteen-year-old Wasila Umaru told police she used rat poison in the food because she was forced to marry a man she did not love.
The couple was married last week.
The 35-year-old groom had invited a dozen friends to celebrate at his village 100km from the north Nigerian city of Kano over the weekend, when he ate the poisoned food with three of his friends.
Assistant police superintendent Musa Magaji Majia said that the teenage suspect is cooperating with police and probably will be charged with culpable homicide.
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