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The wedding between Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar and his new bride Zara Bunu will hold this week. And those close to the lovebirds revealed that all is set for the grand nuptials. It is a three day muslim wedding that will kick off from the home of the bride’ father in Maiduguri, Borno state. The ceremony will come to a close with another fabulous ceremony in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Because of the clout of the bride’s father, Alhaji Bunu Sheriff Musa and the police boss’s pedigree, the wedding Fatiha will be attended by the who is who in the political landscape of Nigeria. Police PRO, CSP Frank Mba still maintained, “It is going to be a very strictly by invitation affair, not an all comers event.”
Mohammed Abubakar is taking another shot at matrimony barely two years after his wife, Hajia Maryam Abubakar died. The late Mrs. Abubakar passed on in the morning of January 30, 2013 less than a week her husband, Abubakar, assumed office as Acting Inspector General of Police. Hajia Maryam, 48, reportedly died of complications from a protracted battle with cancer. She died at the family house of the Abubakars at Gandun Albasa quarters in Kano and was buried at Taranun Cemetery.
Two months after the police boss also lost his mother Hajiya Aisha Abubakar. She died in a Cairo hospital and was buried in Gusau, Zamfara State. Abubakar, 55, was previously married to two wives, he divorced his second wife about two years ago leaving behind his first wife Maryam who died last year. Mohammed Abubakar is a father of three children. The first, a male, Jamilu, 26, the other two are females.
Zara Bunu, 35, is one of the daughters of Alhaji Bunu Sheriff Musa, former Nigeria’s Ambassador to France. He has also served as ministers of industries, mines and power, water resources, employment, labour and productivity. She is described by close friends as kind hearted, sleek, graceful and pretty. She is usually labelled as a queen to behold because of her beauty. She had her early education at Cobham Hall School, Kent, U.K. Her higher education was at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Loughborough University, UK. A Civil Engineer by profession, Zara once worked at Impresit Bakalori, CVL Sahara Group all in Abuja. Presently, she is on the employment of AFREN Plc, a London based oil and natural gas exploration and production corporation with offices in Nigeria.
– FOLUSO SAMUEL