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IBB to give out daughter in marriage amidst tight security



Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, will on Friday in Minna, Niger State give out his last daughter, Halimat, in marriage.

The wedding is taking place amidst concerns over the General’s health. He recently returned from Germany, where he sought some medical help.Since then, he has kept off from public functions.

Halimat, is the second daughter and last child of the family. She was born by his late wife Maryam.

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The groom, Alhaji Lawal Abdullahi, is a businessman and holds the traditional title of Sarkin Sudan Gombe.

All arrangements have been concluded for the wedding and invitations sent to prominent Nigerians, across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the wedding prayers will take place at the Hilltop Villa of the former military President Minna by 2.30 pm.

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The NSCDC in Niger says it will deploy no fewer than 135 personnel to provide security before and during the wedding Fatiha.

He said that the command has set up three teams to achieve this purpose, including a surveillance team that will carry out undercover activities in all the black spots within and outside the metropolis of the city.

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Police Commissioner Zubairu Mu’azu also said 4000 policemen will be deployed to provide security on the highways, major roads in Minna the airport and the venues of the ceremony.