Hajara Ahmad, a girl who married the youthful brother to Abubakar Muhammad, the late officer of the Nigerian air pressure (NAF), says she was not compelled into the wedding.
Reactions had sparked on social media after she tied the knot with Sulaiman Muhammad, her late fiancé’s brother, on March 20 — about 5 weeks after his demise.
The deceased was mentioned to have been among the many NAF operatives killed throughout a gun duel with armed bandits at Ungwan Laya axis of Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state, on February 13.
His dying had come three weeks to his wedding ceremony with Hajara.
However in an interview with BBC Pidgin, the brand new bride mentioned the wedding was initiated by her, noting that she was not compelled into the union as rumoured in some quarters.
She mentioned the wedding has introduced her happiness, including that she is at the moment having fun with the union.
“The reality is that the wedding was my selection. No person compelled me into it or something,” she mentioned.
Hajara additionally revealed that she nonetheless misses her late fiance, including that she at all times prays for him.
“I can’t neglect him (Abubakar) and I at all times pray for him” she added.
Sulaiman had earlier dismissed the criticisms trailing their marriage, explaining that the union had the backing of each households.
“Each households supported what we did and that’s the most vital factor. It was even my good friend that confirmed me among the feedback however that didn’t hassle me in any respect as a result of God has already blessed our wedding ceremony…” he had mentioned.