Levirate marriage practices among the Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa-Fulani; consequences for a man or woman who refuses to participate in the marriage; availability of state protection

This documents refers to the fact that marriage in Nigeria take place under three legal systems, but however even when couples marry under statutory law, customary law generally prevails. Levirate marriage where “ family member inherits a married woman whose husband is dead continues to be practices under various customary law systems in Nigeria.

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Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada