96 Year-old man Marries 73-year-old woman in Abuja
The agrarian village of Kiyi in Abuja was agog on Thursday, October 17, when 96 year-old Pa AbdRahman Munse-Bwaye married his heartthrob, 73-year-old, Rukaya Yamwa-Piri.
From the reports that was gathered The wedding was held in Piri, a village in Kwali Area Council.
The ‘Amaria’ (new wife), who moved into her husband’s residence from the wedding venue told journalist that she was ‘delighted to marry a gentleman like AbdRahman.’
Rukaya told journalists that the wedding was held in her native village, Piri, in Kwali Area Council. Munse has sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Munse told journalist who where on ground to witness the love ceremony of the octogenarians that people discouraged him from the “Nikkah’’ (marriage in Arabic), saying that he was too old for marriage.
Munse’s first wife, Hajia Zainab Godobe, died in 2008.
“Though, I married a widow, Salamatu, after my wife’s death, her children took her away some years ago leaving me without a wife. Hence, I asked Rukayah to marry me and Allah made her to accept, I am happy.