Suleiman Muhammad, the younger brother of Abubakar Muhammad, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) officer who was killed in an ambush on February 15, 2021, has spoken on his decision to marry the deceased’s fiancée, Hajara Ahmad.
The late NAF officer died along the Birnin Gwari road in Kaduna State, three weeks to his wedding.
The wedding, which held in Kaduna on Saturday, had the consent of both the bride and groom’s family.
It has attracted a lot of attention as some people wondered how he could marry his elder brother’s finance one month after his death.
But in a conversation with Daily Trust, Suleiman said he fell in love with his new bride and they got along as if they had known each other for many years.
According to him, “After my elder brother’s death, both families were devastated especially because Abubakar and Hajara where to get married in three weeks. So, our families, with the wise counsel of my mother, decided to hook us up.
“I am someone who does whatever my mother says as long as it does not go against Allah, so when she approached me with this idea, I agreed and hoped Hajara too will agree. She agreed and today everything is history as we have been joined as man and wife. I love her like I have known her for years,” he said.
Suleiman noted that though he has a girlfriend, who is presently in secondary school, his marriage is an act of destiny.
“I never thought of getting married at this time because my girl is still in secondary school and I do not think she will be ready for marriage in the next five years.”