The 16-year-old daughter of a Nigerian church leader was forcibly converted to Islam and married off to her Muslim boss by a Sharia court in the Niger state, a local news outlet has reported. The Nigerian newspaper The Sunday Sun reports that the parents of Janet Habila have challenged a Sharia court’s decision to marry their daughter to a Muslim man named Nasiru, a tailor for whom she worked for in the

Erena district of the Shiroro Local Government Area, without their consent. Janet served as an apprentice for Nasiru after she was enrolled by her father, Habila Gambo, in Nasiru’s tailoring school. Gambo, a leader with the United Mountain of Grace in Shundna village, enrolled his daughter in the tailoring institute last year in order to empower her in the trade of fashion design after she dropped out of school. READ MORE