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Ibrahim and Hauna John were engaged and due to wed when their homes were invaded by Boko Haram insurgents and both were forced to flee.

Ibrahim and Hauna John UNICEF play

Ibrahim and Hauna John

(UNICEF)

 

In a photo story shared by UNICEF, the engaged couple were torn apart after the attack, Hauna fled to Minawao camp, Cameroon while Ibrahim stayed in Nigeria to complete his school exam.

READ: Boko Haram victims wed in IDP camp, Fufore

The newlyweds were reunited in the refugee camp after being separated for a while.

“I was worried when he was not here. … But the very [day I] saw him in the camp, I was very happy,” said Hauna.

Ibrahim and Hauna John UNICEF play

Ibrahim and Hauna John

(UNICEF)

 

“I had to hold her to my cheek. … Heaven was very close to me that day,” said Ibrahim of their reunion.

READ: 2 Boko Haram victims wed in IDP camp, Fufore

The bride and groom say they plan to start a family, not minding the difficulties they are likely to face.

Congratulations to the couple.

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