Shehu of Borno’s Son Weds Emir of Daura’s Daughter

An uncle of the daughter of the Emir of Daura, Hajia Nafisatu Umar, who got married to the son of Shehu of Borno on Saturday, has described the marriage as unprecedented in the history of Daura.

The uncle, Alhaji Lawal Aminu, said on Sunday in Daura that several dignitaries came from Borno to Daura to witness the occasion.

He said that the father of the groom, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi and the mother both came and stayed in Daura for three days for the wedding. 

According to him, that development, where both father and mother travel to another town to attend the wedding of their son, is a novelty in Hausaland and unprecedented. He said the marriage had opened a new chapter of cordial relationship and brotherhood between the people of Daura and those of Borno. 

Aminu said that in his over 66 years, he had never seen a marriage that had attracted so many people to the ancient town of Daura like that marriage. 

Many who spoke to vanguard shared same view that attendance at the marriage was unprecedented. 

According to the Cigari of Daura, also a son-in-law of the emir, apart from the people of Borno who came in large number, others from different areas, including Niger Republic, attended the wedding. 

He prayed to Allah to bless the wedding and the couple with prosperity and obedient children. 

Historically, Daura, President Buhari's home town, is believed to be the origin of the Hausa states and occupies a very important position in the history of Northern Nigeria.