Buhari Misses His Daughter’s Wedding {SEE PHOTOS}

The ancient city of Daura in Katsina state, witnessed tight
security on Friday, October 28, 2016 as President Muhammadu Buhari’s second
daughter, Fatima Buhari, weds in the absence of her father.

Fatima is Buhari’s daughter with his first wife, the late
Safinatu Muhammadu Buhari. She got married to Malam Gimba Yau Kumo, a former
managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
The president divorced her mother in the 80s soon after he
was released from incarceration following the coup that toppled his first
dictatorship. Fatima joins the Gimba family as the 4th wife.
The president was conspicuously absent at the wedding ceremony.
According to reports, he was sighted at the Juma’t service at the Presidential
Villa on Friday leading to speculations that he had no plans of attending the
Aisha Buhari, the wife of the president, was also missing
from the published photos from the ceremony. (See photo gallery at end of
Fatima’s wedding did not go without a pre-ceremony
controversy though. 

In a moment of pettiness and insecurity, a senior wife
decided to take to Instagram to “dish out some shade”, comparing herself with
the president’s daughter, ostentatiously trying to put down the new bribe.
Nigerian News Agency had reported a heavy deployment of
security personnel in and around the residence of the president on Mai’adua
road in Daura town.
Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was stationed at the
junction linking to the residence of the president.
The venue of the wedding, Low Cost Jumu’at Mosque, also
witnessed heavy presence of joint security personnel, who surrounded it.
NAN however report that worshipers, who trooped to mosque,
had unhindered access to observe their religious obligation.
While that was going on, security personnel were seen
patrolling the town to guard against any eventuality.
Super markets, shops, soft drink sellers and commercial
motorcyclists were recording a boom in their businesses as visitors and well
wishers from across the country were sighted purchasing various traditional
The soft drink and bottled water sellers are receiving high
patronage due the scorching heat in the ancient city.
NAN observed that there was high vehicular traffic as
various brands of  assorted cars and
jeeps belonging to invitees flooded the town.
Several of the invitees drove straight to the Emir of
Daura’s palace, Alhaji Umar Farouq, to pay homage  before proceeding to the venue of the

The residents of Daura were also seen in high spirit,
receiving and entertaining visitors as well as directing them to various places
in appreciation of their presence for the high profile wedding.


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