Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers think bride price in the Northern part of Nigeria is on the high side

Pulse readers say that bride prices in the North  is higher compared to other ethnic groups, adding that grooms pay through their noses to settle a bride's dowry

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High bride prices and other costs are greatly affecting the chances of these 'city girls' getting married play

High bride prices and other costs are greatly affecting the chances of these 'city girls' getting married

(Kevin Obosi)
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In an article published in September, it was revealed that eligible grooms in Borno state were abandoning young girls of marriageable age for brides in the Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDPs).

An Hausa bride play

An Hausa bride

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One major reason was the high bride price demanded by the brides family compared to the much cheaper dowry collected by families of brides living in IDP camps.

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This led us to ask Pulse readers in a poll what they thought of the bride prices in the Northern part of Nigeria.

An Hausa bride play

An Hausa bride

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Results from the poll revealed that 77.8% of Pulse readers say that bride prices in the North  is higher compared to other ethnic groups, adding that grooms pay through their noses to settle a bride's dowry while 22.2% readers say dowry in the North is cheaper compared to other ethnic groups.

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