Bride-to-be allegedly Kidnapped 48 Hours to her Wedding


The bride-to-be identified as Amina Gwani Sham’una Gwani Danzarga has allegedly been kidnapped 48 hours to her wedding.

It was gathered that Amina, a resident of Koki quarters in Kano Municipal, was abducted on Friday, March 12, two days before her wedding slated for Sunday, March 14.

The bride-to-be, who is a student of Federal College of Education, Kano, was last seen by her family members when she left her family house at Koki for school on Friday evening.

She later visited her friend in Dorayi Quarters, where she dropped her exams card. Family members feel she was kidnapped on her way back from Dorayi.

Amina’s uncle, Gwani Yahuza Gwani Danzarga, while speaking with Daily Trust said:

“Hours after she was declared missing, we received two different text messages, the first one was a threat not to call the girl’s number again and the second one was sent to her younger brother requesting to put her in their prayers as the other lady who was allegedly kidnapped together had been killed. We have not received any message again as her number is not going through. We are only praying to Allah Almighty to reveal anyone that has a hand in this kidnapping.”

Meanwhile, the family also debunked the rumour making rounds that their daughter might have orchestrated the abduction because she was not interested in the marriage.

”She really loves her fiancé. Throughout last week, she was in my house for Gyaran Jikin (traditional body beatification). I took her to my neighbor who does Gyaran Jiki in Kofar Mazugal. You know a girl who doesn’t want the marriage or does not love the fiancé would not do it for marriage’s sake,” Hajiya Hajara Anas, an aunt of the abducted lady, told Daily Trust.

On his part, the fiancé of the victim, Umar Hassan, also dismissed the rumours that his fiancée went into hiding.

“I know the type of lady Amina is; a calm and obedient girl. She cannot do anything contrary to our religion. We love each other and both of us are eager to witness our wedding day,” he said.