Friday, October 28, 2016 4:42 pm
The ancient city of Daura in Katsina state, witnessed tight security on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Fatima, weds.
The President’s daughter, Fatima, is getting married to her heartthrob, Malam Gimba Yau Kumo.
She will become the fourth wife of Gimba, who is a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The news agency reports that there was heavy deployment of security personnel in and around the residence of the president on Mai’adua road in Daura town.
Security personnel were also deployed in strategic locations to protect lives and property during the wedding.
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. (NAN)
NAN also reports that traders and business owners are county their blessings as commercial activities are flourishing in with the presence of many visitors in town to witness the wedding.
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 wares.
The traders at Daura city market also conducted their businesses without hindrance.
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 wedding.
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.