- The Emir of Daura has married a 20-year-old bride named Aisha Iro Maikano despite previously marrying four wives in six years
- HRH Faru Umar Faruk, a 90-year old nonagenarian, is reported to have divorced all his three wives recently, to pick a new set of wives
- The report of the monarch's marriage is amidst the widespread security in his domain and beyond in northern Nigeria
Katsina - The Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar Faruk, has married a 20-year-old bride, Aisha Iro Maikano, on Saturday, December 11.
The monarch tied the knot in a low-key marriage ceremony in Katsina state with the nubile young lady after a brief courtship.
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Sources quoted in the report said the Emir has married not less than four young wives in the last six years.
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Another source close to the royal family said the emir divorced all his three wives recently, to pick a new set of four wives.
The source said:
“The plan was that the emir wanted to marry at least three wives at one go.”
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According to the report, many social media users and other Nigerians expressed mixed reactions to the planned ceremony, with many of them condemning the planned fanfare amidst the widespread insecurity in northern Nigeria.
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Recall that some protesters who hit the streets of Katsina recently over the growing activities of bandits and kidnappers in the state were dispersed by operatives of the State Security Services and the police.
The protesters who carried various placards converged at the Kofar Soro roundabout, close to the Emir's palace.
Some of the placards carried by the protesters read, "No More Bloodshed", "We Want The Killings and Banditary Stopped" among many others written in Hausa.
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The delegation is expected to get first-hand details of the true situation of things and report back to the Nigerian leader in order for necessary actions to be taken.
The delegation to the two states is led by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (rtd).